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Social Emotional Learning (SEL)

Addressing the social and emotional needs of tweens and teens, particularly those who have experienced traumatic events, within an educational setting can help students navigate the wider world with greater empathy and understanding. 

Social Emotional Learning is the process by which children grow and develop their emotional lives and their relationships.  —Tim Shriver, Founder, CASEL

Research has shown the positive impact SEL-focused instruction can make on students’ academic lives, including higher attendance and graduation rates as well as fewer school suspensions but how do we define Social Emotional Learning (SEL)?

Social Emotional Learning (SEL) is multi-faceted and therefore can feel overwhelming but our friends at the Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning (CASEL) have created a comprehensive SEL framework that highlights five important areas of SEL including Social Awareness, Self-Awareness, Self-Management, Responsible Decision-Making, and Relationship Skills.

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