Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) in the Secondary Classroom

Would you like to be able to help your teenage students build up their confidence and self-esteem, manage their levels of stress and anxiety better, become more resilient and open-minded, communicate and collaborate more effectively, empathise more, and listen more closely to one another? This session will examine different ways to start developing all of these skills by paying attention to Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) in the English classroom. It will include example activities from Dave’s latest Macmillan course for Secondary students, ‘Gateway to the World’.


David Spencer after studying at Oxford, Dave trained to be a Secondary School teacher. He then moved to Spain where he continues to teach teenagers every day. He is the author of the best-selling ‘Gateway’series, the latest edition of which is ‘Gateway to the World’. Dave has given talks in over 30 countries, including five memorable trips to Italy, and is active on social media at