Fostering Social-Emotional Learning In and Through the Arts

Social-emotional learning is essential to students’ well-being and New Jersey is a leader in the growing national conversation about the intersection of Social-Emotional Learning and Arts Education. There is complete integration between the four artistic processes (Creating, Performing, Responding, Connecting) and the five Social-Emotional Learning competencies (Self-Awareness, Self-Management, Social Awareness, Responsible Decision Making, Relationship Skills). 
There is a great deal of research to demonstrate that arts-based learning often leads to profound impact, with outcomes such as improvements in student learning and mastery, student engagement, and positive school culture and climate. Participation in the arts fosters collaboration, empathy, and critical thinking. To learn more about embedding social-emotional learning into curriculum and instruction visit
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