Thursday, December 12, 2013

Equipping youth with essential social and emotional competencies

Roger Weissberg, President and CEO of the Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning (CASEL), recently presented at the University of Minnesota's Extension Center for Youth Development social and emotional learning symposium.   Weissberg's presentation was titled Social and emotional learning: From research to strategies.   The video and presentation are online and worth the time to watch and read.   In his presentation, Weissberg talks about why self-confidence, self-direction, empathy, teamwork, and critical thinking are extraordinarily important social and emotional competencies are essential for young people to thrive.

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