What is Social and EMotional Learning (SEL)?
Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) involves the ways in which adults and children develop knowledge, skills, and practices in five distinct areas:
2. Social Awareness
4. Relationship Skills
5. Responsible Decision-Making
Benefits of SEL
SEL provides a strong foundation for students to not only excel academically, but to be more flexible socially, allowing them to better accept critiques from their peers and learn from others.
SEL classrooms generate less emotional distress in the classroom. This is a direct result of students empathizing with each others' feelings and learning strong listening skills.
The safe learning environment naturally results in higher test scores and better grades.
High-quality SEL programs positively contribute to school success, social development, crime prevention, and economic performance by developing strong self-awareness in students which, in turn, feeds their drive to succeed.