The Commission’s Council of Distinguished Scientists, a group of more than two dozen nationally recognized education researchers from a variety of disciplines, has reviewed powerful evidence from numerous fields and developed a set of Consensus Statements of Evidence affirming the interconnectedness of the social, emotional, and cognitive domains as the way in which all students learn.
At this event, we released a document explaining these statements, which provide a foundation for moving the nation beyond the debate about whether schools should attend to students’ social and emotional development, to how we can integrate all of these domains into the mission and daily work of all schools. The event features:
- Stephanie Jones, a professor at the Harvard Graduate School of Education
- Camille Farrington, a senior research associate and managing director of the University of Chicago Consortium on School Research
- Mary Helen Immordino-Yang, a professor of education, psychology, and neuroscience at the University of Southern California
- Maurice Elias, a professor at Rutgers University and director of Rutgers’ Social-Emotional and Character Development Lab
- Oscar Barbarin, a professor at the University of Maryland
A subsequent panel weighs in on the implications of the statements for schools and communities from the perspectives of research, policy, practice, and philanthropy.
Panelists include Antwan Wilson, chancellor of the District of Columbia Public Schools; Marc Brackett, director of the Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence and professor at the Yale Child Study Center; Zoe Stemm-Calderon, director of education at the Raikes Foundation; and Jim Balfanz, president of City Year.