Social Emotional Learning
"Social Emotional Learning (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." (CASEL, October 2020)
CASEL 5: Core Competencies
CASEL stands for the Collaborative for Academic, Social and Emotional Learning. CASEL offers an evidence-based framework for SEL and guides SEL best practices and resources that lead to student success. They have identified five core competencies as a foundation to providing high-quality SEL. The "CASEL 5" are as follows:
For additional information on the CASEL framework, check out the resources listed below.
- CASEL's Updated Definition of SEL and the "CASEL 5"
- What is the CASEL Framework and (Interactive) CASEL Wheel?
Benefits of SEL Instruction
- 50% more likely to graduate high school
- Twice as likely to earn a college degree
- Improved positive attitude toward self-and others while reducing aggression and emotional distress
- Increase helping behaviors in school
(Durlak et al., 2011 & Committee for Children)
- Everfi - Honor Code, Mental Wellness, Character Playbook
- Making it Better - Connecting with Kids
- Restorative Practices
- RULER - Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence
- Second Step
- Social and Emotional Learning Teacher Resources - update, relink
- Why Try