Why Social Emotional Learning?
Social emotional learning (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 goals, feel and show empathy for others, establish and maintain positive relationships, and make …read more (Definition from CASEL -Collaborative for Academic, Soscial and Emotional Learning)
Additional Reference Materials
http://www.edutopia.org/sel-research-annotated-bibliography: Website with comprehensive list of scientific studies on Social Emotional Learning and mindfulness.
“Creating Innovators: The Making of Young People Who Will Change the World,” Tony Wagner
Why Empathy is as Important as Reading and Math, https://www.ashoka.org/press/henry-de-sio-why-empathy-important-reading-and-math
The Impact of Enhancing Students’ Social and Emotional Learning: A Meta-Analysis of School-Based Universal Interventions http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/j.1467-8624.2010.01564.x/abstract