Last updated 5 years ago
We all know academic skills are important for a child's success. But can academic learning alone ensure success in school or in life?
A new study
commissioned by the Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning (CASEL) shows that development of social and emotional skills is a vital part of our educational and academic experience.
The report defines Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) as development of competencies in these five areas:
Self-awareness - knowing your strengths and limitations
Self-management - being able to stay in control and persevere through challenges
Social awareness - understanding and empathizing with others
Relationship skills - being able to work in teams and resolve conflicts
Responsible decision-making – being able to make ethical and safe choices
explores SEL in this interesting video and discusses strategies for incorporating it in the home and classroom.