June 8th, 2020

SEL for Adults during Coronavirus

The past few months has been challenging for a lot of us. Parents were challenged to teach their children, work from home and manage everything else through out the day. They were not provided with the tools or strategies to manage everything. This added another layer of stress apart from the coronavirus concerns.

Self Awareness

The Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence uses the RULER acronym to promote emotional intelligence and psychological wellbeing and health of educators, students, and families:

-Recognizing emotions in self and others
-Understanding the causes and consequences of emotions
-Labeling emotions accurately
-Expressing emotions appropriately
-Regulating emotions effectively

It's helpful for adults to start their day to take a few minutes to assess their emotional well being and use the RULER acronym to guide them. Self awareness and being in touch with your emotions allows you to then identify if there are other things you need for support.

Tags: Adult SEL, family, Mental health, relationships, SEL Resources

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As educators, we all need to be embracing SEL and while these tenets are the same in principle to those embedded in K-12 Education, we need to be able to honor the adult learner and honor those strategies grounded in andragogy.
There are some powerful tools to accomplish educated adults, Steven Covey's "The Leader in Me" is curriculum designed to teach adults the Seven Habits of Highly Effective Leaders". Educators then model these habits and transfer the practices to K-12 students.

Emotional well-being is as important as dealing with conflict and chaos during these tumultuous times.

We all need a sense of purpose, and as adults in the field of education, we must begin with ourselves.

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