Will Social Emotional Learning Save the World, or Will it SELout Our Future?

In 1994, the Fetzer Institute, whose stated mission is to help build the spiritual foundation for a loving world,1 hosted a meeting of educators to address a concern they had about ineffective and uncoordinated programming in schools. From that meeting emerged the Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning (CASEL) and a new framework for aligning and coordinating school programming, which they called social and emotional learning (SEL).2

Today CASEL continues to work...


has a BS in Computer Science and worked as a software engineer with IBM until she hopped off the career track to be a full-time mom. She lives in Indianapolis, IN, and writes on apologetics and matters of faith.

This article originally appeared in Salvo, Issue #49, Summer 2019 Copyright © 2020 Salvo | www.salvomag.com https://salvomag.com/article/salvo49/dubious-designs