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High School Is Not the Time to Let Up on SEL

Edutopia |

The science suggests that teenagers still need lots of social and emotional support—but SEL work tends to focus on the elementary years.

The relative scarcity of high school SEL lessons, says David S. Yeager, assistant professor of developmental psychology at the University of Texas at Austin, is a question of quality. “Typical SEL programs … have a very poor track record with middle adolescents, even when they work with [younger] children,” writes Yeager in a 2017 report.