Student Well-Being Video

‘This City Is Theirs’: How One Chicago Program Is Implementing SEL

By Kaylee Domzalski — July 22, 2022 3:34
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Chicago students dance to music, play with Legos, and run around in a game of tag to slowly build their social-emotional skills in ways that the Carole Robertson Center for Learning hopes will also deepen their relationships with their community. Throughout a nine-week summer program and a year-round Out-of School Time program, the center prioritizes student fun, while also emphasizing an important aspect of social-emotional learning: relationships.

Kaylee Domzalski is a video producer for Education Week, telling meaningful stories that impact the field.

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