Social and emotional learning (SEL) skills are critically important for students’ success in school and beyond. Students need skills of self-awareness to set realistic goals and make good choices about their learning. Social-emotional learning supports students self-management skills to focus on learning amidst distractions and persevere when learning gets challenging. Students must also learn key social awareness and relationship skills in order to work well with others. Importantly, these are the very skills that employers are most looking for in their employees.
If SEL skills are what students need to be successful, we need to teach them! The good news is that teaching SEL skills is not "something else to do." Social-emotional learning isn’t about holding separate social skills groups or having gimmicky school-wide events. Weave SEL skills right into the fabric of daily instruction using simple and practical strategies.
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