process through which people learn to recognize and
manage emotions, care about others, make good
ethically and responsibly, develop positive relationships,
negative behaviors. Such
skills are critical components of the success of all schools.”
With SEL, students perform better academically, and the educational community is more nourishing and vital.
Lack of SEL can result in students bringing disruption and anxiety to educational and social encounters, and in teachers being too depleted to model emotional wellness or to inspire.
Schools with an SEL focus
Show misbehavior incidents drop 28%, suspensions drop 44%, and positive student behaviors rise 63%.
Durlak et al., 2011; Durlak and Weissberg, 2005
Enhance prospects for college attendance,
civic participation and life-long health.
Bar-On, 2012; Hawkins et al., 2005; Cohen, 2006
Model SEL skills for students, and improve classroom organization and management.
Jones, Bouffard, Weissbourd, 2013
Are more likely to display higher job satisfaction.
Brackett, et al., 2010