Social Emotional Learning is a data collection system of every child’s values, attitudes, and beliefs. A type of blockchain educational record designed to aggregate health, behavioral, demographic, and cognitive data on children and families the moment the school implements this system. Most parents do not realize or understand what SEL really is – a method to indoctrinate and track every aspect of their child’s life.
- SELNon-Cognitive Assessment in Minnesota (PDF)
What, if any, are the Minnesota mandates for non-cognitive assessments and/or other standards regarding social and emotional competencies? How are they being measured? Minn. Stat. § 121A.031, subd. 5: “Districts and schools must establish strategies for creating a positive school climate and use evidence-based social-emotional learning to prevent and reduce discrimination and other improper conduct.” (emphasis added)
Schools are already doing this. Data collected and stored on students’ SEL competencies are central to SEL. Betsy Armstrong presents a well-researched, comprehensive document explaining SEL in Minnesota and its implications in our schools.
- Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS)
Centered on equity, PBIS is rapidly infiltrating schools through the ruse of Social Emotional Learning. PBIS emphasizes five inter-related elements: equity, systems, data, practices, and outcomes. Whose values and behavior are acceptable? Why are they tracking every child with tools such as an QR code entry? These and so many questions need to be asked!
- Data Mining Tools
- OTUS Tracking (25 second video clip)
Here representatives of the OTUS software company lay out what will likely be a blockchain educational record designed to aggregate health, behavioral, demographic, and cognitive data on children and families from the time they enter the system.
There is a big push right now for social emotional learning and mental health screenings of students. It’s important to understand this data feeds pay for success human capital markets. This data is being gathered on digital devices. It not protected by HIPPA.
They state that they will not tell the parents they are tracking their child’s “neuroticism” lest they fill the school board meeting. He says they are leaving space on the software platform for wearable tech data (QR codes).
- Panorama Education
Companies such as Panorama offer a central system to track and analysis your child. This is just one company a school district could use to collect your child’s information using a 3rd party.
Panorama touts: “Did you know? Panorama was ranked the#1 SEL measurement tool in a 2021 report from Tyton Partners supported by the Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning (CASEL) and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.” That should tell you everything – who is supporting and even pushing SEL in your schools!
- Social Emotional Learning Webinar (25 minute video)
A Child Protection League webinar by Barb Anderson that explains what SEL is and how it is affecting children in our schools.
- SEL 101 (20 minute video)
An excellent overview of Social Emotional Learning (SEL) which has infiltrated most schools. Additional information about SEL at Purple for Parents, producers of the video. Ways SEL Is Implemented in the Classroom
Ways SEL Is Implemented
Transformative Mindfulness Education
- What Does “Mindfulness” Have To Do With Education?
Mindfulness is one of many SEL competencies which have replaced academic mastery in public education, shifting curriculum away from academic content, facts, and information to a psychosocial focus on the whole child– body, mind, and spirit.
- SEL and Spirituality: Instructional Implications
This article introduces and promotes the dangerous idea that training students into the practice of eastern spirituality called Mindfulness by incorporating it into the teaching of SEL is acceptable.
- Opt Out Sample Letter
SEL sample letter to opt out a student from SEL mindfulness and Buddhist meditation training provided by Jan Markell with Olive Tree Ministries. (attached in both Word and PDF)
In the Classroom and Beyond
- CASEL Advancing Social Emotional Learning
The biggest advocate pushing SEL into the classroom is CASEL. Althought it sounds good, beware of the underlying goals for SEL. Their website states, “The Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning is helping make evidence-based social and emotional learning an integral part of education from preschool through high school.” (emphasis added)
- University of Minnesota Extension Using SEL
SEL has even infiltrated youth development programs such as 4-H. SEL sounds inviting and educational but ask yourself what and whose values are the children learning? Listen to the “politically correct” words used in children’s vocabulary — “safe spaces, cultural responsiveness, Indigenous Circles, work father…” Notice also that data is gathered using incentives, such as candy, Instagram, etc., which in turn is used to produce “best practices” research.