Social-Emotional Learning Through the Lens of EdTech

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According to Promethean’s 2021/22 education report, achievement in school is secondary to improving social and emotional learning.

Soft skills such as creativity, critical thinking, time management and social awareness are key in shaping successful employees and leaders of our future and also important in one’s personal life. The role of technology in developing these skills has been a controversial topic for years,  however, technology in education – used the right way – can support the improvement of social-emotional skills on several levels. Being tech-savvy and having strong emotional abilities are all part of the 21st-century skill set.  

Institutions and decision-makers in education need to consider this shift of focus (from attainment to social skills) and provide the best tools and resources to teachers for better SEL. 

During the roundtable session, you can learn more about the importance of social-emotional learning (SEL) and its main aspects. We also tackle the question of whether technology has a positive or negative effect on improving soft skills and how EdTech can foster SEL. 

The event is hosted by BOOKR Class, so you can also find out how BOOKR Class, the animated library for English learning can support soft skill development with storytelling.


Monica Rodriguez Salvo

Educator, Teacher trainer and author specialized in Mindfulness and Social-Emotional Learning

Monica is a graduate teacher of English and a Sworn Public translator. She holds a post-graduate degree in Human Resources Management from Universidad de Belgrano and is certified and accredited Neurolanguage Coach. She is also a Mindfulness practitioner who graduated from the University of California (UCLA) and holds a diploma in Social and Emotional Learning from San Diego University. She currently runs her own Educational Institution, InspirED Consultora Educativa, reaching out to hundreds of students and teachers around the world. As an international speaker, she has presented extensively in Argentina, Uruguay, Chile, Colombia, Brazil, IATEFL UK, Peru, Germany, TESOL France, TESOL Spain, ASCD United States with plenary, semi-plenary and workshop sessions. She has authored 3 Social and Emotional Learning sections and activities for different levels and books. She is a guest Professor at Universidad de San Andrés, Argentina and a teacher of the Social and Emotional Learning module at Singularidade Institue, Brazil.




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