Emotional Learning as important as ABC’s?

We recently came across this article in MindShift that explains how emotional learning may be as important as learning the ABC’s. A study conducted by Kenneth Dodge, a psychologist at Duke University proved that,  “In the same way that we can teach reading literacy, we can teach social and emotional literacy.” (according to Dodge). Several programs including the PATHS curriculum are also mentioned. However, the article also cites the costs versus the benefits. See the full story here:


At Growing Sound, we offer a cost effective solution to teaching social and emotional skills. We use SONGS…specifically music and words together! Growing Sound songs are available at iTunes, Amazon mp3, SongsforTeaching.com and many other digital outlets.