• What is Social Emotional Learning?

    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.    

    Managing emotions
    Stress Management
    Impulse control

    Self-awareness - The ability to accurately recognize one’s own emotions and thoughts and how these influence behavior.    

    Discovering differences
    Diversity appreciation
    Civic engagement
    Respect for others

    Social awareness - the ability to take the perspective of and empathize with others, including those from diverse backgrounds and cultures.

    Identifying emotions
    Expressing emotions
    Recognizing strengths

    Relationship skills - The ability to establish and maintain healthy and rewarding relationships with diverse individuals and groups.

    Conflict resolution
    Active Listening

    Responsible decision-making - The ability to make constructive choices about personal behavior and social interactions based on ethical standards, safety concerns, and social norms.

    Identifying problems
    Solving problems
    Analyzing situations
    Goal setting
    Leadership skills