Our first white paper explores our own research and industry knowledge in order to present our holistic solution to teaching social and emotional learning skills in the classroom and in the wilderness. Teaching adolescents to become learners requires more than improving test scores; it means transforming classrooms into places alive with ideas that engage students’ natural curiosity and desire to learn in preparation for college, career, and meaningful adult lives. This requires schools to build not only students’ skills and knowledge but also their sense of what is possible for themselves, as they develop the strategies, behaviors, and attitudes that allow them to bring their aspirations to fruition. (Farrington, 2012)


 

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