Research shows that when curriculum and instruction are intentionally designed to create opportunities for social-emotional learning (SEL), students are more likely to have increased academic achievement, greater understanding of themselves and their peers, and reduced emotional stress.
Based on diversity, equity, and inclusion (DE&I) research, Learning A-Z utilizes the “windows and mirrors” metaphor first introduced by Rudine Sims Bishop as well as diverse internal and external advisory boards of educators, writers, editors, and illustrators who work together to inform the creation of new resources and the evolution of our literacy solutions.
Learning A-Z is focused on providing culturally responsive instructional resources to help educators create environments that can validate and reflect diverse identities and experiences, enabling students to:
- develop strong reading and writing skills with culturally responsive content
- grow self-confidence, self-awareness, social awareness, and empathy
- develop inclusive and respectful dialogue skills
Get Your Complimentary SEL Conversations Kit
Foster SEL in your classroom with this free SEL Conversations Kit, featuring a curated collection of K-5 resources and instructional guidance from Learning A-Z experts. Engage your students in authentic conversations to deepen shared understanding and build a stronger, healthier, more inclusive classroom.
Complimentary Webinar: Supporting Social-Emotional Learning With Raz-Plus
Watch this recorded webinar introducing you to the Meaningful Conversations resources in Raz-Plus. These resources are designed to help you support Social, Emotional, and Academic Development (SEAD) in your classroom. Learn how you can create an inclusive classroom where students feel like they can bring their whole selves. Watch Now!
Promoting SEL, Inclusivity, and Cultural Responsiveness in the Classroom
Explore strategies for integrating SEL into any classroom and creating a more inclusive environment for all students.
New Resources to Help Students Develop SEL Competencies
Learning A-Z continues to focus on inclusivity and SEL in the development and evolution of our elementary literacy resources.
New comprehensive SEL Meaningful Conversations resources in Raz-Plus are designed to foster self-awareness, self-management, social awareness, relationship skills, and responsible decision-making.
- Deliver highly engaging, multi-format materials for students.
- Access full instructional support.
- Guide age-appropriate, inclusive, and respectful discussions.
- Help students develop SEL competencies.