The Social-Emotional Learning (SEL) Alliance for Massachusetts (SAM) will host the Fourth Annual Spring Conference, Social Emotional Learning: The Core of Academic Success and Safe, Resilient Communities at the Massachusetts State House on Wednesday, May 27, 2015 from 9 AM to 4:30 PM. Shown to create safe learning environments and improve academic success, SEL is the educational process that provides children with the tools to recognize and manage their emotions, to bounce back from failures and disappointments, to develop caring for others and to learn problem-solving skills. Educators and school-based mental health providers from across Massachusetts and Connecticut will learn about the intricacies of implementing SEL in schools from experts in the field and will hear from U.S. Congressman Tim Ryan, D—Ohio, 13th District, about the national efforts to advocate for SEL.
To register: $75 includes lunch: http://bit.ly/1IWvJ9N
During the Opening Ceremony, Mass. State Senate President Stanley Rosenberg, D-Amherst, and Massachusetts and Connecticut SEL proponents and experts will offer a long-term SEL educational plan to reduce risky behaviors in children that lead to violence and addiction while raising academic achievement – and actually saving tax dollars.