stem vs sel



Science, Technology, Engineering and Math, also known as STEM.  These days we often add art into this making it STEAM.  But whatever the acronym, we all can agree that a thorough education in STEM/STEAM can give our children a leg up as they progress through their educational journey.


Social Emotional Learning, also known as SEL.  A solid foundation in SEL will make our children resilient and able to face the challenges that living, learning and working in the real world.

It’s all about balance

I don’t know about you, but sometimes I struggle with balancing Science, Technology, Electronics and Math (STEM) curriculum with Social Emotional Learning (SEL) topics.  At times the two seem so separate and distinct that it feels like you need to focus on one or the other at a time.

But I found this great article on the National Inventors Hall of Fame website that puts a little perspective on how the two work together  The title is The Connection Between STEM and Social-Emotional Learning.  Click here to read this article.

Want a fantastic book that incorporates both STEM and SEL?  Check out Abby Invents Unbreakable Crayons  and Abby Invents the Foldibot by one of our new contributors, Arlyne Simon.

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