What is Social Emotional Learning?
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.
Social and emotional skills are critical to being a good student, citizen, and worker, and many risky behaviors (e.g., drug use, violence, bullying and dropping out) can be prevented or reduced when multiyear, integrated efforts are used to develop students’ social and emotional skills:
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