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Great Minds® Curricula Integrate Social-Emotional Learning with Instruction

Chad Colby

by Chad Colby

October 4, 2019
Great Minds® Curricula Integrate Social-Emotional Learning with Instruction

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Friday, Oct. 4, 2019—Great Minds has released analyses detailing how its math and English language arts curricula integrate social and emotional learning into their core instruction.

Eureka Math® (PK–12) and Wit & Wisdom® (K–8) each fosters development of the five core competencies from the Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning (CASEL): self- awareness, social awareness, self-management, relationship skills, and responsible decision- making. The analyses explain how each curriculum aligns with the competencies and research showing why the competencies are important to student development and academic learning.

Eureka Math lessons include sample dialogue to help encourage robust conversations and peer- to-peer interaction in math class. Wit & Wisdom is anchored by carefully selected texts paired with strong instructional practices to help build empathy, self-awareness, and responsible decision-making.

A one-page infographic on Eureka Math, Wit & Wisdom and SEL integration into academic instruction is available here. The detailed analyses are available here for downloading after registration.

PhD Science, the newest curriculum from Great Minds, also integrates social and emotional learning, including teamwork and respectful dialogue, into the science instruction.

Geodes®, the library of books for emerging readers, do not explicitly embed SEL elements. However, the books feature individuals and groups (both real and fictional) who model great character.



About Great Minds: Great Minds provides the highest quality curricula to schools and districts nationwide, inspiring joy in teaching and learning. Great Minds is the only curriculum creator to have earned three Tier 1 ratings, the highest possible, from the Louisiana Department of Education, highly respected for its curricular leadership. Curricula earning the Tier 1 ratings were Wit & Wisdom, Eureka Math, and PhD Science. A 2016 RAND Corporation report found Eureka Math and its original version, EngageNY Math, to be the most widely used elementary school math curricula in the nation. Geodes, a library of beautifully illustrated, content-rich books with phonics practice for emerging readers, is the latest Great Minds offering to delight teachers and students. Learn more at


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