How Learning Happens: New Videos Highlight Effective Social and Emotional Learning Practices

Edutopia, a trusted source shining a spotlight on what works in education, recently released a new collection of compelling videos that connect what we know about the science of learning and development with practical applications for educators and providers in all youth-serving settings. The collection highlights exemplary out-of-school time programs in four communities and examines the best practices at work. While the videos were filmed pre-COVID, the strategies and themes are more important than ever.

Any adult who works with young people will find helpful ideas and effective practices seen in out-of-school time programs. Research comes alive in these settings, demonstrating that creating optimal conditions for learning wherever kids spend time can boost student motivation and engagement.

Over the next several weeks, the Readiness Projects team will take a closer look at many of these videos in a series of blogs and consider the science highlighted and how the video might be used by practitioners.

Read the first blog.