Social and 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 responsible decisions. SEL is more than just a program or lesson. It is about how teaching and learning happens, as well as what you teach and where you learn.
Accurately regulate emotions thoughts and behaviors
Successfully regulate emotion, thoughts and behaviors
Establish and maintain healthy and rewarding relationship with diverse people and groups
Take the perspective of others, including those from diverse backgrounds and cultures
Make constructive choices about personal behavior and social interactions
CASEL’s widely used framework identifies five core competencies that when prioritized across settings – districts, schools, classrooms, families, and the wider community – can educate hearts, inspire minds, and help students navigate the world more effectively.
Socially and emotionally competent children and youth are skilled in five core areas:
● They are self-aware.
● They are able to regulate their emotions.
● They are socially aware.
● They have good relationship skills.
● They demonstrate responsible decision-making at school, at home, and in the community.