What is Social and Emotional Learning (SEL)?
Social and emotional learning (SEL) provides a foundation for healthy development. It is the process children, youth, and adults go through to develop the skills to engage with others, manage their emotions, show empathy, handle stress, set goals, make responsible decisions, and in the long run to succeed in work and life.
Social and Emotional Learning can improve students’ academic performance, decrease problem behavior, and increase college and career success. The resources collected here highlight a wide range of research on SEL, and cover how teachers, parents, schools and others can all support the social emotional development of young people.