How Tech Is Taking Social-Emotional Learning out of Its Silo
JULY 6, 2019
When I started out as a high school teacher in the early 2000s, I was using a lot of technology designed for connection. It was the advent of SmartBoards and podcasts, voicethreads and vlogging. Yet even in the midst of all the excitement, I didn’t feel completely connected with my students. It was only when I coupled tech with meaning—with my own pedagogical practices of mindfulness, attention and presence—that the social-emotional skills and the academic learning began to take off.