What is Social Emotional Learning -SEL?
Social emotional learning, often abbreviated to SEL, is the process through which children and adults acquire and effectively apply the knowledge, attitudes, and skills necessary to understand and manage emotions, set and achieve positive goal, feel and show empathy for others, establish and maintain positive relationships, and make responsible decisions [CASEL].
Social-emotional skills have been shown to be critical to the overall development of a student’s life. Destructive behaviors, such as drug abuse, violence, bullying, and deficient performance in school, can be prevented or reduced through a combined effort of effective classroom instruction, engagement in hands-on activities, and parental and community involvement……..more
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