"Just as we know instinctively that it makes sense to identify the most effective practices to teach a subject such as mathematics, take those practices and structure them into a sequenced curriculum, and implement that curriculum with trained professionals during dedicated classroom time, we must recognize now that the same effort must be mustered if we are to succeed in the social and emotional domains. It simply makes sense that if we are to expect children to be knowledgeable, responsible, and caring- and to be so despite significant obstacles- we must teach social and emotional skills, attitudes and values with the same structure and attention that we devote to traditional subjects."
Maurice Elias et al.
Promoting Social and Emotional Learning:
Guidelines for Educators