Trust Your Team: Our Journey to Embed Social and Emotional Learning in a Teacher Education Program Focused on Social Justice
Teacher Education Quarterly
This case describes one university’s journey to embed social, emotional, and cultural learning (SEC) deeply into a three-semester combined multiple-subject credential and MA program centered on social justice. The authors describe stages of program development and point to key anchor competencies they believe essential for beginning teachers and critical to enabling them to teach social-emotional learning skills in culturally sustaining classrooms. The authors describe course activities, readings and assessments and the development of “throughlines” connecting key concepts and essential practices across courses, concluding with the challenges of integrating the many theories that inform this work.
Patricia Swanson, Colette Rabin, Grinell Smith, Allison Briceño, Lara Ervin-Kassab, Dena Sexton, Dale Mitchell, David A. Whitenack, and Jolynn Asato. "Trust Your Team: Our Journey to Embed Social and Emotional Learning in a Teacher Education Program Focused on Social Justice" Teacher Education Quarterly (2019): 67-91.