What is Social and Emotional Learning (SEL)?


    Social and Emotional Learning is process through which children and adults: 

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

    Social and Emotional learning means connecting to self and others. 

    SEL Glossary of Terms

    Benefits of SEL


    The New Jersey Department of Education outlines five core SEL competencies that can be taught in many ways in a variety of settings. 


NJ SEL Competencies