Saturday, June 29, 2013
Mr. Rogers Would Be Proud
If you know anything about Mr. Rogers, you know that he was kind and compassionate and that he worked tirelessly towards helping the youngest among us learn how to be the same way. He was respectful of youngsters' feelings and always set his sights on helping them learn how to cope with tough situations. Mr. Rogers was far ahead of his time. He was brilliant, and the networks that sponsored him were visionaries.
If you ever wished you could do something on a larger scale to support everything Mr. Rogers believed in and you wish to help propel the tenets of social-emotional development for generations to come, the time is now. I can imagine Mr. Rogers smiling over all of this.
Mr. Rogers Would Be Smiling
According to casel.org, The Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning Act of 2013 (HR 1875), introduced last week in the 113th Congress, will expand the availability of evidence-based programs that teach students social and emotional skills such as self-control, goal-setting, collaboration, conflict resolution, and problem-solving. More than two decades of scientific research has shown these skills to improve academic achievement and promote positive school climate.
Where You Come In
Chances are, if you are a regular reader of our blog, you believe in and support social-emotional development. Now, you can voice your support about its importance by sending an email to your representative. All of the guesswork is taken out of it:
You can find a sample letter here.
You can find your representative here.
It's a quick, easy way to make a difference for all children.
Won't you join me in this effort?
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