Sport Psychologist Dr. Julie Wiernik, abused athlete Michael Tulenko, and founder of the Social Emotional Learning (SEL) and, Mitch Lyons have a conversation about SEL in Athletics: Neglected and Negligence.

Length: 50 minutes

The Benefits of a Written Curriculum for Physical Education and School Sports

A curriculum with elements of social and emotional learning helps kids develop good relationships with teammates and perform better.

By Maurice J. Elias, Mitch Lyons
Edutopia, October 5, 2023

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