Dennis Barr

Dennis Barr is Facing History's Director of Evaluation and a Lecturer of Education at the Harvard Graduate School of Education. A former middle school teacher and camp director, he received his doctorate in Human Development and Psychology at the Harvard Graduate School of Education. Also a licencensed clinical psychologist, Dennis has conducted a number of research studies and published articles focusing on the development of social and ethical awareness in children and adolescents.

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Facing History Receives Top Rating for Effective Social-Emotional Learning Programs

Posted by Dennis Barr on July 31, 2015

Facing History was recently recommended as a proven social-emotional learning (SEL) program. Out of 400 nominations, the Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning (CASEL) chose Facing History and eight other approaches to include in its new guide to effective middle and high school social and emotional learning programs. Only Facing History and one other program were chosen in both the middle and high school categories.

Through SEL, students acquire the knowledge, attitudes, and skills necessary to understand and manage emotions, set and achieve positive goals, feel and show empathy for others, establish and maintain positive relationships, and make responsible decisions. 

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Topics: Classrooms, SEL, Social-Emotional Learning

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