Walking the Walk
BEVERLY, Mass., October 17, 2017 The idea of social and emotional learning is a hot topic amongst educators everywhere. These “soft” skills are often seen as one more thing to evaluate, include, and measure over the course of the school year; one more thing on a list of a hundred that educators need to make sure they impart upon their students in a day that never seems long enough. So how do we turn the practice of social and emotional competencies into a way of life so that it’s not just one more thing? We hosted a webinar to overview the importance of having students experience the somewhat complex social and emotional learning competencies that often mirror their school and district core values. We believe that if you can feel your learning, and make connections to the skills, you’ll have a higher chance of retaining what you learned. That is the foundation of Project Adventure, and we continue to practice what it’s like to “walk the walk” through our programs with students, faculty, and administrators. We seek to incorporate the practice of social and emotional competencies in all the work we do through the use of adventure.