Welcome to the SEL Inbox, CASEL’s weekly summary of SEL in the news, highlighting trending stories from our feed to your inbox. 
June 27, 2021
Trending SEL Stories

“We know that the way children learn and develop has a lot to do with the environment that exists around them. It is not just content, but how students engage with the academic material.” 
Tech & Learning Magazine

“I don’t think we’re going to go back to the way we were teaching or learning before the pandemic, and I don't think we should. I think that there are lessons that have made a very positive impact in the progress we've made.” 
K-12 Dive

“We have to explore all our identities and how they play out in society, because that impacts how we show up in classrooms and how we navigate this with students.” 

“Kids need to be around other kids this summer. They need to practice those really important social skills, communication skills, friendship-building skills, which are important not just for mental health and well-being, but for learning as well.” 
Ed Source

“Many districts are expanding their summer programs — often limited to just students who are falling behind — to include all students. To entice them to enroll, they are offering a diverse selection of fun programs that will give students a chance to reconnect with their peers and get acclimated to being back on campus.”
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