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.
5 Core Competencies Taught Across Diverse Settings
Self-management - The ability to successfully regulate one’s emotions, thoughts, and behaviors in different situations.
Self-awareness - The ability to accurately recognize one’s own emotions and thoughts and how these influence behavior.
Respect for others
Social awareness - the ability to take the perspective of and empathize with others, including those from diverse backgrounds and cultures.
Relationship skills - The ability to establish and maintain healthy and rewarding relationships with diverse individuals and groups.
Responsible decision-making - The ability to make constructive choices about personal behavior and social interactions based on ethical standards, safety concerns, and social norms.