Hurricane demonstrates need for social-emotional learning

11/11/2012 | Edutopia.org

In this blog post, Maurice Elias, a professor in the Rutgers University psychology department, writes about how the effects of Hurricane Sandy shine a light on the fact that some students face challenges, such as poverty and homelessness, on a daily basis. "Until and unless we recognize the social and emotional toll this takes on children, their parents and their teachers, we will never adequately address the inequities and 'gaps' in our educational system," he writes.

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