Social Emotional Learning

Social Emotional Learning

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What is Social Emotional Learning?

Social and emotional learning (SEL) is an integral part of education and human development. SEL is the process through which all young people and adults acquire and apply the knowledge, skills, and attitudes to develop healthy identities, manage emotions and achieve personal and collective goals, feel and show empathy for others, establish and maintain supportive relationships, and make responsible and caring decisions.

SEL advances educational equity and excellence through authentic school-family-community partnerships to establish learning environments and experiences that feature trusting and collaborative relationships, rigorous and meaningful curriculum and instruction, and ongoing evaluation. SEL can help address various forms of inequity and empower young people and adults to co-create thriving schools and contribute to safe, healthy, and just communities.” (​


The Collaborative for Academic, Social and Emotional Learning (CASEL) believes it is extremely important for children and adults alike to be successful and mentally healthy.  


CASEL also suggests that many risky behaviours can be alleviated through an integrated approach to learning social and emotional management skills in schools.

CASEL Outlines 5 Core competencies for

Social-Emotional Learning:

  • Self-awareness: Know your strengths and limitations,
    with a well-grounded sense of confidence, optimism,
    and a “growth mindset.”

  • Self-management: Effectively manage stress, control
    impulses, and motivate yourself to set and achieve

  • Social awareness: Understand the perspectives of
    others and empathize with them, including those
    from diverse backgrounds and cultures.

  • Relationship skills: Communicate clearly, listen well,
    cooperate with others, resist inappropriate social
    pressure, negotiate conflict constructively, and seek
    and offer help when needed.

  • Responsible decision-making: Make constructive
    choices about personal behavior and social
    interactions based on ethical standards, safety,
    and social norms. 

Learn More about SEL, Self-Regulation & Executive Function Skills