Social and Emotional Learning

Social and emotional learning (SEL) refers to the process by which children and adults acquire and effectively apply the knowledge, attitudes and skills necessary to do the following: understand and manage emotions; set and achieve positive goals; feel and show empathy for others; and make responsible decisions.  Students in SEL programs are more likely to attend school and receive better grades, and are less likely to have conduct problems.  Successful infusion of SEL can result in positive behaviors, increased academic success, and caring communities.


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