In Wendy Turner’s class, social and emotional learning (SEL)  comes first.  “SEL is the foundation, the heartbeat of the classroom,” she says. “It’s about connecting everybody and making them feel safe and secure before you get to the academics.” The shift to full-time online learning in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic has brought change and challenges to her second grade classroom but hasn’t shaken SEL’s standing. “This virus has stolen our kids’ school experience for the rest of the…