Teaching social skills in the classroom
School curricula has traditionally been reserved for the teaching of cognitive skills, while social skills develop in the hallways and the schoolyard. Now some educators say social and emotional knowledge can be taught in a classroom setting, and that the benefits can be seen in better attendance and improved test scores.
- Mary Utne O'Brien: research professor at the University of Illinois at Chicago and executive director of the Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning.
- Marc Brackett: deputy director of Yale University's Health, Emotion and Behavior Laboratory.