Social Emotional Learning (SEL)

For a growing number of schools and districts, SEL has become a coordinating framework for how educators, families, and communities partner to promote students’ social, emotional, and academic learning. 

Research has shown that the impact of social-emotional learning (SEL) runs deep. SEL programs have been shown to increase academic achievement and positive social interactions, and decrease negative outcomes later in life. In short, SEL helps students develop core competencies that last a lifetime. The five components of social-emotional learning are:

  • self-awareness
  • self-management
  • social awareness
  • relationship skills
  • responsible decision-making