According to the Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning (CASEL), Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) is the process through which children and adults acquire and effectively apply the knowledge, attitudes, and skills necessary to understand and manage emotions, set and achieve goals, feel and show empathy for others, establish and maintain positive relationships, and make responsible decisions.
Social and Emotional skills are an integral part of education, beginning in pre-school and continuing through adulthood. These skills are essential for students to be successful in school and prepared for college and careers. In fact, more and more business are having to train employees in Emotional Intelligence because the education system has focused so heavily on content area knowledge and neglected the social-emotional skills required to compete in today’s growing global economy. Employers are experiencing a workforce laden with underdeveloped skills in the following competencies: self-awareness, self-management, social awareness, the ability to collaborate, and ability to foster positive relationships. Edutopia’s The Research Behind Social and Emotional Learning provides credence and support to the significant impact of SEL on student success in school and in post-secondary endeavors.
Collaborative Learning Solutions is committed to the relentless pursuit of student success. We know by building Social and Emotional Learning skills in students (and those who serve them), we will be increasing students’ potential for successes at school, home, the workplace, and in life.