InsideSEL article: leading experts in the country on the topic of equity in social-emotional learning
Nick Woolf recaps highlight from the Social-Emotional Learning: Lessons Learned and Opportunities for Massachusetts event held May 1, 2019. This event was hosted by the Rennie Center [in partnership with Transforming Education and the Social Emotional Learning Alliance for Massachusetts (SEL4MA)]. This full day summit focused on the past, present and future of social-emotional learning in Massachusetts.
In this article, Woolf highlights that cultural humility and transformative SEL can help to dismantle barriers to equity and create an inclusive environment in which everyone is supported. He reflects on Open Circle's Director, Kamilah Drummond-Forrester's presentation and summarized how what we see is not simply a function of our eyesight. Instead, we see with our minds. In other words, we are walking into every situation with lenses that are tinted with embedded narratives we already have and previous experiences.