We believe that social emotional learning is essential to promoting media literacy. Whether they're discussing current events or considering how to avoid misinformation, students learn best when SEL is addressed. To better achieve these aims, we recently added emojis to our program. We hope to help students process and reflect on the news and current events while making the learning process more meaningful and engaging.
Common Sense Education Social and Emotional Learning Resources
Community Building and SEL Resources from Facing History and Ourselves
Learning for Justice educational resources
Trauma-Informed Teaching Strategies from the ASCD
“Fake news: people with greater emotional intelligence are better at spotting misinformation” by Tony Anderson and David James Robinson
“Belonging is Stronger than Facts” Lesson Plan from the New York Times
“News literacy must include social emotional learning” by Jennifer LaGarde and Darren Hudgins