Defining Social Emotional Learning
SEL Guiding Principles:
Recognizing one's emotions and values as well as one's strengths and limitations.
Managing emotions and behaviors to achieve one's goals.
Showing understanding and empathy for others.
Forming positive relationships, working in teams, dealing effectively with conflict.
Responsible Decision Making
Making ethical, constructive choices about personal and social behavior.
What Is Social Emotional Learning (SEL)
SEL is an educational approach that recognizes that students are complex human beings whose learning and behavior are just as impacted by their emotions - and their control over those emotions - as they are by the quality of instruction and discipline. SEL is explicit teaching of the skills we all need to handle our relationships, our work, and ourselves effectively.