Beyond School Walls: Making SEL Visible


The Empathy Project connected bilingual students and the elderly living in nursing homes in a journey of affective listening and creativity. Such a project sheds light on strategies to promote social emotional learning so as to prepare empathetic citizens who can be agents of social change whereas learning an additional language. The project also triggered the #NotAlone campaign, donating over a thousand food items, which transcended the classroom walls and helped schools make learning visible.

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  1. Explore opportunities to integrate social emotional learning and bilingual education and its benefits for students.
  2. Discuss the relevance of promoting generational connections in order to boost students’ development as responsible citizens and agents of change.
  3. Reflect upon challenges and possibilities to make learning visible in SEL initiatives developed at schools.



Mariana Buarque, Branding Specialist, Edify Education

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  • Tags: diversity & inclusion, SEL
  • Event: EDU
  • Format: Talk
  • Track: Community Initiatives
  • Session Focus Area K-12 Education
  • Level: Basic Understanding

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