All of Who I Am: Perspectives from Young People About Social, Emotional, and Cognitive Learning
America's Promise Alliance
In America's Promise Alliance's latest report, two EL Education schools (River Bluff High School & Casco Bay High School) are highlighted for how their supportive learning environments are nurturing young people’s sense of themselves as valued, multi-dimensional community members.
"Engaged in developing a 21st-century system of learning, River Bluff High School’s goal is to graduate students who are college, career, and citizenship ready through a personalized learning experience. Their motto: Work hard. Get smart. Do good. Casco Bay High School challenges and supports students to become college-ready through their 3Rs: Rigor, Relevance, and Relationships. Their goal: for each student to 'Get Smart to Do Good.' Nearly 100% of graduating students are accepted to college."
This report features insights from young people from across the country regarding their personal experiences with social, emotional, and cognitive learning.
How Learning Happens Research Series
All of Who I Am is the foundational report of the How Learning Happens research series. The report, based on a qualitative study of interviews with more than 100 young people from across the country, directly shares youth perspectives on the integration of social, emotional, and cognitive development in their own exemplar learning settings. The report’s title, drawn from a young person’s own words, encapsulates the biggest insight from the report and from the research series as a whole: that supportive learning environments are nurturing young people’s sense of themselves as valued, multi-dimensional community members. Additionally, six interconnected themes emerged from listening to the young people across the research sites. All six—relationships, belonging, meaningful learning, intentionality, agency, and identity development—are important aspects of young people’s learning experiences, both individually and working in concert with one another. Read the full report here, or below.