Alisa and others in on the SEL thread, I’ll start a category for it. It sure doesn’t feel new to me. I started my career with Jeanne Gibbs’ books:
That was in the late 1970s and I still have my old tattered copy of her first book. I used to use to some of the exercises in it each week for my entire career to consciously build community, except for when I was in a school in which I didn’t feel safe to do them.
That’s one thing we haven’t said about social-emotional learning. For my entire career there has been a subtle kind of thought-form in each building (I was in 7 buildings over those years) that you shouldn’t be messing around in class doing stuff like that bc the focus was always supposed to be on the academics.