Transforming Students’ Lives with Social and Emotional Learning
Social and emotional learning (SEL) is the process of integrating thinking, feeling, and behaving in order to become aware of the self and of others, make responsible decisions, and manage one’s own behaviors and those of others. This resource describes the objectives and theoretical underpinnings of SEL, highlights research findings demonstrating the evidence supporting SEL programming, and advocates for comprehensive and systematic implementation of SEL programming in schools. This chapter illustrates how SEL programming in schools results in significant shifts in students’ social, emotional, and academic competencies as well as improvements in the quality of learning environments.
This resource appears as a chapter in the International Handbook of Emotions in Education and is also available through the Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence.