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. (Source: https://casel.org)
Since the 1990’s, research has supported the importance and positive impact on the long term personal and academic success of students. Standards for quality SEL programs and curriculum have been established by the Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning (CASEL) and focus on the five core competencies of self-management, self-awareness, social awareness, relationship skills, and responsible decision making.
This slide show and video explain the key impacts of social emotional learning.