About SEL

Social & Emotional Learning

Social and emotional learning (SEL) is an integral part of education and human development. SEL is the process through which all young people and adults acquire and apply the knowledge, skills, and attitudes to develop healthy identities, manage emotions and achieve personal and collective goals, feel and show empathy for others, establish and maintain supportive relationships, and make responsible and caring decisions.

SEL advances educational equity and excellence through authentic school-family-community partnerships to establish learning environments and experiences that feature trusting and collaborative relationships, rigorous and meaningful curriculum and instruction, and ongoing evaluation. SEL can help address various forms of inequity and empower young people and adults to co-create thriving schools and contribute to safe, healthy, and just communities.

SEL proactively helps children and adults develop and practice the following competencies:

Self-awareness
Self-management
Social awareness
Relationship skills
Responsible
decision-making

Emotional Intelligence

Together, these skills form emotional intelligence—EQ, as opposed to IQ. These are the skills that children need in order to succeed personally, academically and one day professionally.