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The Social Emotional Gaps in Education- Tips From Real Teachers Like You (Part 2) [episode 33]


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As teachers, we care about our students not only academically, but also about their social emotional well-being. We have previously talked about academic gaps in the classroom, but another big component are the social emotional gaps students are facing. 

Two episodes ago, we started our two part mini series involving the various gaps in education. That episode revolved around academic gaps and included responses from our Wife Teacher Mommy community, which we did the same for this episode. In today’s episode, we’re talking about social emotional gaps in education, which again, includes tips from real teachers like you. 

Before jumping into words from our community, I provide my own thoughts and tips on how to navigate through the social emotional gaps in the classroom. Those three tips are recognizing and accepting the circumstances the way they are, looking at growth versus where you think students should be, and what to do about it, which involves teaching social emotional learning. Some of those tips might sound familiar. That’s because two of them are also tips you should follow when navigating academic gaps.

The community of Wife Teacher Mommy is incredibly supportive, knowledgeable, and provides helpful advice to fellow educators, which is evident in this episode. Their responses help others feel they’re not alone in their struggles, while providing tips and strategies to use in their own classroom.

The issues we’re seeing in our classrooms are things we’re not facing alone, so it’s important to remember we’re in this together. As I’ve mentioned before, there’s power in coming together and learning from each other, which is exactly what we’ve done during this mini series. After learning and hearing advice from fellow teachers, I hope it helps you close the social emotional learning gaps in your classroom this school year. 


In this episode on social emotional gaps in education, I discuss:

  • A brief overview of the five pillars of social emotional learning
  • My three tips on how to navigate the social emotional gaps in your classroom
  • The importance of getting support for yourself, along with your students
  • Advice and support from fellow teachers regarding social emotional learning

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Read the transcript for episode 33, The Social Emotional Gaps in Education- Tips From Real Teachers Like You (Part 2):

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