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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, 2016),

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.

Five Keys to Successful SEL Video

SEL in Atlanta Public Schools Video

Educate the Heart Video

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

  1. An increase in standardized test scores by 11%
  2. Fewer disciplinary referrals for negative behavior
  3. Increased school attendance rates
  4. Fewer dropouts
  5. Less violence
  6. Lower rates of substance abuse
  7. 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)