David Adams is the CEO of The Urban Assembly and a Member of the Board of Directors for Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning (CASEL). Elizabeth Stranzl is the Director of The School Climate and Wellness Division of the New York City Department of Education. The pair join host, Mike Palmer, in a conversation about SEL in New York City schools and beyond. We reinforce why it’s important and share how the research backs it up as we respond to the surprising backlash we’ve been seeing against some SEL programs across the United States.
Then Elizabeth and David dive into the Strong Resilient NYC program and how it is designed to acknowledge and affirm the social and emotional strengths of students and how the initial research indicates that NYC school students, like so many students and families across the country, are demonstrating tremendous resilience in these difficult times. We make connections between what is happening in New York with what is happening on a local level everywhere in a deep dive into SEL in action that you won’t want to miss!