Social Emotional Learning (SEL) is helping students gain skills to manage their emotions, communicate, and resolve conflicts. SEL benefits all children at any age, including infants and toddlers; however, students struggling with behavioral and/or mental health issues can especially benefit from social emotional skills learned in school and reinforced at home.
Social Emotional Competencies*
- Relationship Skills
Communicating, listening actively, cooperating, resisting inappropriate social
pressure, negotiating conflict, and seeking and offering help when needed.
Regulating emotions, thoughts, and behaviors in different situations. This includes managing stress, controlling impulses, motivating oneself, and setting and working toward achieving personal and academic goals.
- Responsible Decision-Making
The ability to make constructive and respectful choices about personal behavior and social interaction.
The ability to accurately recognize one’s emotions and thoughts and their influence on behavior.
The ability to understand social and ethical norms for behavior.
Social Emotional Skills and Your Child’s IEP
- What success would look like at the end of the school year?
- Which social emotional skills will help your child reach her/his goals along the way?