A recent study found that ‘improving student well-being’ is the number one priority for most K-12 schools. However, many school leaders are left wondering how to measure outcomes and fund this important programming in a sustainable, systemic way. Download this white paper to learn how to fund and measure the impacts of whole student development programs.Download Now
Social media is one of the greatest influences on students’ health, happiness, and future success. This report represents the findings of a nationwide survey of more than 10,000 students and highlights actionable insights, trends, and needs of K-12 students. Because, more than ever, social media is simply being social.
Students spend an average of 32.5 hours in class every week. After you factor in parents’ busy work schedules and student extracurricular activities, some students spend more time with their teachers than they do with their parents on weekdays. The classroom plays an important role in student development, academically and socially, making it a prime place to integrate modern-life skills. As the world continues to change, so does the curriculum needed to adapt to student experiences. CASEL provides a widely accepted framework for student well-being curriculum, but how can educators easily begin to incorporate the CASEL Competencies into their classrooms?
On average, students spend 8.3 hours on social media every day. For Generation Z, and even Millennials, social media is simply just being social. These apps are an extension of their social world, and these same digital experiences have the power to amplify anxiety and social challenges but also spark curiosity, passion, and joy. No one receives a test before they get on social media. There is no obvious determining factor to decide if someone is “ready” to take on the emotional ups and downs of social media, the mindless (and often hilarious) distractions the internet provides. For years, social media has been a social-emotional scapegoat, but that might be unfounded. Like most things, there are pros and cons to social media, but which one outweighs the other?
This report reveals the pandemic’s impact on lost learning and faculty fatigue, outlines the unprecedented federal relief funding available to K-12 schools, and proposes a reimagined approach to social-emotional learning that reflects modern student experiences. Schools confronting post-pandemic realities must account for the fact that today’s students face unprecedented challenges and pressures not understood or experienced by any previous generation. This is how they can do it.