Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) #socialemotional is the process through which students and adults understand and manage emotions, set and achieve positive goals, feel and show empathy for others, establish and maintain positive relationships, and make responsible decisions.
While students’ emotional well-being and social skills has always been on educators’ radar, in recent years there has been a stronger focus on SEL in the classroom. Researchers have come to understand the connections between academic performance and SEL, as well as the importance of attending to the many aspects of student learning experiences in an effort to educate the whole child.
SEL identifies 5 core competencies by which it can be carried out efficiently
Self Awareness, Self Management, Social Awareness, Relationship Skills & Responsible Decision Making across districts, schools, classrooms, families, and the wider community which has helped to educate hearts, inspire minds, and help students navigate the world more effectively.
Social Emotional Learning empowers students with abilities that directly impact not only their academic lives, but their success and happiness as adults
Emotional Intelligence – Is person’s ability to identify, evaluate, control & express emotions.
When students are connected to themselves in every way physically, mentally, and emotionally—magic happens. Learners become clear-headed, confident, and eager to explore the unknown. They work better together, share stronger communications, and overcome obstacles to discovery with ease.
Benefits of Emotional intelligence
- Increased self-awareness
- Stress management
- Higher motivation
- More empathy and compassion for others
- Better communication and decision making
- Better relationships
Hence #emotionalintelligence opens gateways to powerful learning and teachers can help their students find it by teaching skills such as active listening, self-awareness and empathy which can equip them to succeed both academically and socially.