Social-emotional learning and academic development are inextricably linked.

Students need an interconnected set of competencies, skills, and mindsets to succeed in life and be healthy, whole humans. The social-emotional work cannot be completed outside of sociopolitical and racial context because our educational system is a product of historic racism and bias. The Head & Heart paper, co-authored by Achievement Network and Transforming Education, offers a framework for an equity-informed approach to the critical work of supporting the whole child.

“We must resist thinking in siloed terms when it comes to social-emotional learning (SEL), academics, and equity. Rather, these elements of our work as educators and partners go hand in hand.”

TransformEd & ANet