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Social and Emotional Learning

All students deserve high-quality, engaging, and comprehensive instruction that addresses their social, emotional, and academic needs in a safe, supportive, and equitable environment. The integration of Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) is a vital component in K-12 education and it contributes to students’ academic and career success. The list of beneficial outcomes from implementing SEL is extensive and well-researched. Students experience improved academic performance and success, better social relationships, improved decision-making and problem-solving skills, and a better understanding of self and postsecondary options. Additionally, relationships between school staff and families are enhanced; and students and school faculty benefit from a safer and more positive school climate that is conducive to a healthy and productive learning environment.  (K–12 Social and Emotional Learning Across Connecticut - A Statewide Landscape Scan, Fall 2021)

CASEL definition of SEL: SEL is an integral part of education and human development. SEL is the process through which all young people and adults acquire and apply the knowledge, skills, and attitudes to develop healthy identities, manage emotions and achieve personal and collective goals, feel and show empathy for others, establish and maintain supportive relationships, and make responsible and caring decisions.

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