Drake University Adds PLS Classes’ Social-Emotional Learning Course to Its Catalog of Offerings for Graduate Students




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Together with Drake University, we are pleased to announce that the graduate course Social-Emotional Learning: Essential to Student SuccessTM is now available. This PLS course is offered in a remote learning format, which combines online synchronous sessions with asynchronous coursework. 

Social-Emotional Learning: Essential to Student SuccessTM focuses on the importance of supporting academics with social-emotional learning. Participants explore the five areas of social-emotional learning: self-awareness, self-management, responsible decision-making, social awareness, and relationship skills. 

Why do teachers need SEL skills?

According to a recent national survey, four out of five teachers would like to leverage SEL learning modalities in the classroom, but only about half received adequate training.

  • SEL provides educators with classroom activities that develop a community of learners and foster self-awareness.
  • SEL provides strategies students can use to manage stress and regulate negative self-talk.
  • SEL develops emotional intelligence, strengths-based resilience, impulse control, and self-management in students.
  • And much more!

Participants will uncover many other benefits of how to apply SEL in their classrooms while they also learn ways to develop character strengths in students of empathy and compassion, integrity and self-control, courage and perseverance, humility and gratitude, teamwork and communication, and curiosity and inquisitiveness. 

Social-Emotional Learning: Essential to Student SuccessTM will be offered three different times during the Spring 2021 semester.

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