Social Emotional Learning, Psychological Safety, Double Empathy, and the Social Model #3rdchat – Ryan Boren

I contributed some neurodiverisity, social model of disability, and pigeons of ed-techperspective to the #3rdchat on social emotional learning. Thanks to the teachers present who very graciously welcomed input from parents.

Q1: What does Social Emotional Learning mean to you? What does it look like in classrooms?

A1: Pardon the intrusion of this parent as I momentarily decloak to offer some neurodiversity, disability, and pigeons of ed-tech perspective and then return to lurking. #3rdchat

https://boren.blog/2017/08/19/mindset-marketing-behaviorism-and-deficit-ideology/

Ryan Boren@rboren

A1: Pardon the intrusion of this parent as I momentarily decloak to offer some neurodiversity, disability, and pigeons of ed-tech perspective on SEL and then return to lurking. https://boren.blog/2017/08/19/mindset-marketing-behaviorism-and-deficit-ideology/  https://twitter.com/lesahaney/status/981699441076920321 

Mindset Marketing, Behaviorism, and Deficit Ideology

The marketing of mindsets is everywhere. Fast psycho-policy & the datafication of social-emotional learning dominate ed-tech. Grit, growth mindset, project-based mindset, entrepreneurial mindse…

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Q2: How do you incorporate SEL with academic learning? How do you find time in your instruction?

A2: The studies Google and others have done on psychological safety are relevant. They talk about social-emotional intelligence of teams and do it without the usual tinge of manipulative behaviorism.

#3rdchat

https://boren.blog/2017/01/11/projects-teams-and-psychological-safety/

https://boren.blog/2017/02/28/affinity-groups-psychological-safety-and-inclusion/

Ryan Boren@rboren

A2: The studies Google and others have done on psychological safety is relevant. It talks about social-emotional intelligence of teams, and does it without the usual tinge manipulative behaviorism.https://boren.blog/2017/01/11/projects-teams-and-psychological-safety/ https://boren.blog/2017/02/28/affinity-groups-psychological-safety-and-inclusion/  https://twitter.com/lesahaney/status/981701705585721344 

Affinity Groups, Psychological Safety, and Inclusion

Dig into project-based learning, self-directed learning, and voice and choice, and you’ll find psychological safety at the heart. Dig into privilege, and find psychological safety. Dig into creativ…

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Q3: Many schools have not yet focused on Social Emotional Learning (SEL). Why does social emotional learning deserve a place in our schools?

A3: It doesn’t in its mainstream ed-tech form. In that form, it is incompatible with neurodiversity and the social model of disability.

https://boren.blog/2017/08/19/mindset-marketing-behaviorism-and-deficit-ideology/

Instead, frame SE and soft skills in terms of psychological safety.

https://boren.blog/2017/01/11/projects-teams-and-psychological-safety/

#3rdchat

Ryan Boren@rboren

A3: It doesn’t in its mainstream ed-tech form. In that form, it is incompatible with neurodiversity and the social model of disability.https://boren.blog/2017/08/19/mindset-marketing-behaviorism-and-deficit-ideology/ 

Instead, frame SE and soft skills in terms of psychological safety.https://boren.blog/2017/01/11/projects-teams-and-psychological-safety/  https://twitter.com/lesahaney/status/981703718943862784 

Projects, Teams, and Psychological Safety

Collaborative, project-based teams make great things. Teams that offer psychological safety are more productive and creative. This is true for adults and children—especially children. “Every child …

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Q4: What resources do you use/recommend for educators wanting to use Social Emotional Learning in the classroom?

A4: The SEL of mainstream ed-tech doesn’t understand empathy, far from it. It doesn’t prepare kids to navigate the double empathy problem.

https://boren.blog/2017/09/16/the-double-empathy-problem-developing-empathy-and-reciprocity-in-neurotypical-adults/

Consult the neurodiversity and social model of disability communities. #3rdchat

https://boren.blog/2016/08/09/education-neurodiversity-the-social-model-of-disability-and-real-life/

Ryan Boren@rboren

A4: The SEL of mainstream ed-tech doesn’t understand empathy, far from it. It doesn’t prepare kids to navigate the double empathy problem.https://boren.blog/2017/09/16/the-double-empathy-problem-developing-empathy-and-reciprocity-in-neurotypical-adults/ 

Instead, consult the neurodiversity and social model of disability communities. https://boren.blog/2016/08/09/education-neurodiversity-the-social-model-of-disability-and-real-life/  https://twitter.com/lesahaney/status/981706235274645504 

Education, Neurodiversity, the Social Model of Disability, and Real Life

Great minds don’t always think alike. To face the challenges of the future, we’ll need the problem-solving abilities of different types of minds working together. Source: Steve Silberman recommends…

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Source: Social Emotional Learning, Psychological Safety, Double Empathy, and the Social Model #3rdchat – Ryan Boren

 

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