Skip to Content

An Overview of Social and Emotional Learning

Nov. 26, 2019 Basic Needs Life Skills
Broadly speaking, social and emotional learning (SEL) is defined as “a set of skills that individuals need to succeed in schooling, the workplace, relationships, and citizenships. In other words, SEL refers to managing one’s emotions and engaging with people in a positive and healthy manner. A sizeable body of research has found that social and emotional competence is critical for academic performance, student well-being, and life success.  This resource demonstrates the many ways SEL impacts students across their lifespan. Additionally, it provides guidance in implementing the components, research has found to enhance the effectiveness of SEL, programming and increase the likelihood of building students’ social-emotional skills.

Download   SEL Abbreviated Brief.pdf

More News and Stories

Related Articles

blog A Moment of Choice

A Moment of Choice

An estimated three million students in the U.S. have gone “missing” during the pandemic. This is a moment of choice for K-12 public education in …

Are You #AllinforKids? 

Join our community of changemakers and stay connected with us! 

Learn more about the work Communities In Schools is doing to empower and equip every student to take on and tear down the barriers that stand between them and an equitable path to education. 

Contact Information