Capstone Project Title
Social Emotional Learning (SEL) is essential to school success. This capstone was developed around the guiding question: How can primary grade level teachers teach Social Emotional Learning skills as an integrated approach through literacy? There are a number of SEL curricula available to educators, some of which have had a greater impact than others. There have also been a large number of policy changes in the United States related to academic achievement and standards that have impacted what is taught in the early years of elementary education. This capstone explored SEL curricula that are currently used, policies that have impacted SEL and academic achievement, and then developed a project that primary grade level teachers can use to teach self-management skills and emergent literacy skills as an integrated approach. The self-management skills that are included are based on the CASEL competencies and include: impulse control, stress management, self-discipline, self-motivation, goal-setting, and organizational skills.
Classroom Management, Curriculum, Early Childhood, SEL, Social Emotional Learning
Cline, Kaitlynn, "Social Emotional Learning and Literacy in the Primary Grades: An Integrated Approach" (2019). School of Education Student Capstone Projects. 391.
School of Education Student Capstone Projects