Date of Award

Summer 8-8-2020

Degree Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Science in Education (MSEd)

Department

Education and Human Development

First Advisor

Rosa Mazurett-Boyle

Abstract

The purpose of this capstone project is to explore the relations between social-emotional well-being and academic success. The question being answered is, how can schools and teachers help the social-emotional academic success in elementary aged ELLs? This PD answers, if there are relations between social- emotional well-being and academic success, the extent of the relationship, and what administrators and teachers can do to assist the student in making improvement socially, emotionally, and academically. Teachers have a hard time communicating with ELLs, providing modifications, and having the time to teach the material. ELLs struggle when communicating with teachers and peers, motivation, and self-esteem. This PD is informing teaching and administrators on how to support the social emotion well-being of an elementary aged ELL student to ensure their academic success using commercial school wide programs and small classroom instruction. By allowing the students to develop and improve their attitudes through these programs and lessons, it will then increase their performance in the classroom. This allows for teachers and administration to develop social and emotional competence, help set the stage for SEL by showing them how to develop safe, inclusive, and supportive classroom environments, integrating SEL into academic subjects, modifying lessons to fit the needs of each individual student, and providing ongoing support.

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