Students and educators carry so much in their backpacks, and in order to get to a place of academic success, equipping them with supportive tools is essential.
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March 11 is International SEL Day. This year, we are asked to reflect on common ground. When I think of social-emotional learning (SEL), I position it under a lens of whole learner. I see it as an understanding that science shows us that all parts of the brain are engaged in learning—that, when we attend to all parts of a person, they thrive, including in their academics.