Why Social Emotional Learning is Essential for Students

By Roger Weissberg from Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning

This piece highlights five key skills for social emotional learning, along with the long and short term benefits

Adapted from the Handbook of Social and Emotional Learning (now available from Guilford Press) this blog summarizes 5 keys to successful social emotional learning: self-awareness, self-management, social awareness, relationship skills, and responsible decision-making. The blog offers suggestions on how schools can support social emotional learning, how teachers can build social emotional learning in the classroom, and how family and community partnerships can further SEL skills.

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