"Educating the mind without educating the heart is no education at all.”
Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) is the process through which children and adults acquire and effectively apply the knowledge, attitudes, and skills necessary to understand and manage emotions, set and achieve positive goals, feel and show empathy for others, establish and maintain positive relationships, and make responsible decisions.
SEL helps all students reach their full potential as caring, contributing, responsible, and knowledgeable friends, family members, coworkers, and citizens. It helps them build positive skills, such as greater self-awareness and self-management, improved relationship skills, and responsible decision-making in safe and supportive learning environments. These skills and behaviors are important in their own right, but they also benefit students in other ways. For example, a major review of research studies on SEL school programs revealed 11 percentile-point gains in academic performance.
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