Madam Secretary, help us improve social-emotional learning (2017)

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Social Emotional Learning - Equity

Authors: Maurice J. Elias, Samuel J. Nayman, Joan C. Duffell, and Sarah A. Kim

Phi Delta Kappan

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Somewhere on the warm, sunny, and well-manicured campus of Stanford University, a group of children were given a choice. They could have one white, fluffy marshmallow now, or, if they were willing to wait a little longer, they could have two white, fluffy marshmallows. Decades later, researchers found that the children who were able to exercise greater self-control and wait for that second marshmallow grew up to have greater academic, social, and health outcomes.


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