What is Social and Emotional Learning?

“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.”

~The Center for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning,
What is SEL?

Social & Emotional Learning Has Five Key Components

Social & Emotional Learning Drives Student Success!

New State Standards for Social & Emotional Learning

School systems are increasingly recognizing the connection between academic achievement and social/emotional learning. 23 states have already adopted standards for social and emotional learning–a growing trend across the United States. The SEL Collaborating District Initiative now includes teams from 25 states, serving 11,500 school districts, 58,000 schools, and 30 million students!

How We Teach SEL Skills

At the heart of Reading with Relevance is a deep belief that how students feel about themselves and their lives directly impacts their ability to engage with school and succeed academically. Young people desperately need tools to express and manage their feelings, develop self-confidence, analyze and respond to the social injustices they see in their communities, and cope with the challenges they face. Our solution: integrate literacy instruction and social/emotional learning to inspire youth to engage with reading, accelerate their academic achievement, and develop life-changing social and emotional skills.