From NY Times: Social-emotional learning is based on the idea that emotional skills are crucial to acad­emic perfor­mance.

Some­thing we now know, from doing dozens of studies, is that emotions can either enhance or hinder your ability to learn,” Marc Brackett, a senior research scien­tist in psychology at Yale Univer­sity, told a crowd of educa­tors at a confer­ence last June. “They affect our atten­tion and our memory. If you’re very anxious about some­thing, or agitated, how well can you focus on what’s being taught?” · Go to Can emotional intel­li­gence be taught? →