Expanding SEL Support for Young Learners

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| By Gale Staff |

According to Education Week, 98 percent of educators surveyed believe that social and emotional learning (SEL) should be a priority for students in elementary school.1 And many believe that SEL can best support academics when it’s woven into the tools that students use every day. That’s why Gale has included additional content to support the whole student as they use the popular, kid-friendly student resource Gale In Context: Elementary.

New SEL Content to Support Emotional Well-being

As part of our continued commitment to supporting kids’ emotional health and meeting the needs of all learners, we’ve added over 40 new SEL-related portals to Gale In Context: Elementary. These are visible under the kid-friendly category “Health.” This integrates SEL into everyday learning and simplifies the user experience. Kids can now find all SEL content in one place and explore topics ranging from feelings and emotions to getting along with others to healthy habits—and more!

New Diverse Content to Include All Students
To foster diversity and inclusion, Gale has added even more content from a variety of perspectives and backgrounds to Gale In Context: Elementary. With over 200 new overviews and biographies on topics such as equity, justice, diversity, identity, and more, Elementary continues to serve students and communities of all backgrounds.

Next Steps

No action is needed—existing users will see the content appear automatically within Gale In Context: Elementary. As always, follow product updates on the Gale support site to stay informed about updates made to your Gale resources.

  1. Education Week, “How Much Time Per Day Do K-12 Officials Want Devoted to SEL?” EdWeek Market Brief, August 25, 2021.

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