"So, so important. "
To be successful personally, academically, and one day in their careers, kids need to be more than "book smart"—they need emotional intelligence (EI).
In fact, employers today rank EI skills like leadership, problem solving, communication, and the ability to work in a team as even more important than IQ.
Proactively building these tools is the goal of social and emotional learning (SEL). We can't prevent our children and teens from facing challenges, but we can give them the tools they need to be successful and resilient. Every day, Frameworks supports educators in pre-K through 12th grade classrooms to offer training, coaching, and resources around SEL programs and practices.
Building these skills takes time, but it is worth the investment. A recent study at Columbia University estimated that for every $1 we invest in SEL programming, society receives $11 as a return on investment in the form of higher graduation rates, stronger employment prospects, better mental health, and lower incarceration rates, to name a few.
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