Social and Emotional Learning (SEL)

  • What is Social Emotional Learning and why does it matter?

    Per CASEL, Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) reflects the critical role of positive relationships and emotional
    connections in the learning process and helps students develop a range of skills they need for school and life.
    SEL skills include the ability to:

    •  set and achieve positive goals
    •  feel and show empathy for others
    •  establish and maintain positive relationships
    •  make responsible decisions
    •  understand and manage emotions

    All of these skills are necessary—both for educators and students—to function well in the classroom, in the community, and in college and careers.

    Below are some recommended resources. Should you have questions or want additional information, check out the Afterschool Zone main page or contact us.

SEL Video of the Month


  • The resources that follow provide a range of SEL options for educators, administrators, other school leaders, and families/guardians to utilize as they support their students—and themselves—during this time of learning remotely. 

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