Social Emotional Learning
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Social Emotional Learning

Social Emotional Learning

What is Social Emotional Learning (SEL)?

According to the Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning (CASEL, 2014),

Evidence-based SEL promotes the development of core personal competencies:

• Self-awareness: knowing your strengths and limitations;

• Self-management: being able to stay in control and persevere through challenges;

• Social awareness: understanding and empathizing with others;

• Relationship skills: being able to work in teams and resolve conflicts; and

• Responsible decision-making: making ethical and safe choices.

SEL Definition (CASEL)

SEL 101 Video (edutopia)

5 Core SEL Competencies (CASEL)

Five Keys to Successful SEL Video (edutopia)

 Studies have found that SEL, when implemented with fidelity, results in:

  • An increase in standardized test scores by 11%
  • Fewer disciplinary referrals for negative behavior
  • Increased school attendance rates
  • Fewer dropouts
  • Less violence
  • Lower rates of substance abuse
  • Preventing and treating emotional, behavioral, and mental disorders 

(Durlak, et al., 2011, Wynne & Ryan, 1997; Solomon, et al., 2000; Greenberg, 2003; Battistich, 2003; Cherniss et al., 2006; CASEL, 2008; Durlak, et al, 2011; Institute of Medicine Report, 2009)

Benefits of Social Emotional Learning

SEL/Bullying Prevention Lesson Plans

 Suggested Reading:

  1. Educating the Heart as Well as the Mind
  2. College & Career Readiness & SEL
  3. Academic Learning and SEL
  4. Enhancing School-Based Prevention and Youth Development Through Coordinated Social, Emotional, and Academic Learning 
  5. SEL Message to Families 
  6. Academic Benefits of SEL: A Meta-Analysis