4Rs classroom at PS 81, Brooklyn.
Photo © Carolina Kroon
A just-released comprehensive report on school-based social and emotional learning (SEL) programs has named Morningside Center’s 4Rs Program and our Resolving Conflict Creatively Program as two of the 23 most effective SEL programs in the country. The report, developed by CASEL (the Collaborative for Academic, Social & Emotional Learning), was announced on Capitol Hill on September 20 by Reps. Tim Ryan (D-OH) and Judy Bigger (R-IL), leading national advocates for SEL.
“We are delighted that this prestigious national report has given high ratings to our two exemplary classroom-based programs,” said Morningside Center executive director Tom Roderick. “The report will help schools make good choices about how to best develop their students’ social and emotional competency – essential life skills like handling strong emotions, relating well to others, and taking responsibility for their community.”
- well-designed classroom-based programs that systematically promote students’ social & emotional competence, provide opportunities for practice, and offer multi-year programming.
- high-quality training and other implementation supports, including initial training and ongoing support to ensure sound implementation.
- evidence-based with at least one carefully conducted evaluation that documents positive impacts on student behavior and/or academic performance.