SEL Research Project
SEL Micro Learning – A Research Project Worth Learning About
The ConnectU Program (CUP) is an evidence-based SEL software designed to improve student well-being and academic performance. As part of our ongoing commitment to the development and testing of evidence-based education, ConnectU has developed a SEL research project.
7 Reasons Why Micro Learning Helps Students
Consider the following observations stemming from the pandemic:
- On Oct. 19, 2021, the American Association of Pediatrics declared a national emergency in children’s mental health. They cited soaring rates of depression, anxiety, trauma, and loneliness.
- Throughout the pandemic students experienced varying degrees of trauma, and lack of SEL resulted in further damage to emotional health. Part of an educator’s job is to focus not only on a student’s academic work, but also on their well-being. (Yildirim, Y., et al. 2021).
The ConnectU Program is comprised of two components that addresses the impact on students:
A proprietary psychometric tool which measures 13 constructs, including: confidence, resilience, self-compassion that are directly related to student performance and well-being.
A 6-week self-paced curriculum that guides students in creating, reflecting and attaining their goals across 7 categories, including: academic, social, and personal goals.