55 Plus Lecture: How Do We Prepare Our Students from Preschool-College with Social-Emotional Compete


03/28/2019
Date:  March 28, 2019
Topic:  How Do We Prepare Our Students from Preschool-College with Social-Emotional Competence for Civil Discourse and Civic Engagement?
Speaker:  Maurice Elias, Professor of Psychology at Rutgers University
Director, Rutgers Social-Emotional and Character Development Lab

Students in school today will be adults in uncertain times.  However, we do know that their ability to sustain caring relationships will be a common factor in any success they achieve.  What are our schools doing to prepare students for a future of emotional wellness and compassionate civic participation? We will look at trends in Social-Emotional Learning (SEL), a growing national and international movement that seeks to provide that preparation, including an emerging SEL 2.0

Maurice J. Elias, Ph.D., is Professor, Psychology Department, Rutgers University, and Director, Rutgers Social-Emotional and Character Development Lab (www.SECDLab.org).  He has received American Psychological Association awards for Distinguished Contribution to Practice, Ethnic Minority Mentoring, and National Psychological Consultants to Management, the Sanford McDonnell Award for Lifetime Achievement in Character Education, and the Joseph E. Zins Memorial Senior Scholar Award for Social-Emotional Learning from the Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning (CASEL).  His books include The Educator's Guide to Emotional Intelligence and Academic Achievement: Social-Emotional Learning in the Classroom,Emotionally Intelligent ParentingThe Joys & Oys of Parenting: Insights and Wisdom from the Jewish Tradition, and Boost Emotional Intelligence in Students: 30 Flexible Research-Based Lessons to Build EQ Skills (2018, Free Spirit).