Fyke, T. (2017, December 27). Making students feel safe and valued.

According to the Collaborative for Academic, Social and Emotional Learning, social and emotional learning, or SEL, is “the process through which children and adults acquire and effectively apply the knowledge, attitudes and skills necessary to understand and manage emotions, set and achieve positive goals, feel and show empathy for others, establish and maintain positive relationships and make responsible decisions.” SEL encompasses a host of prevention efforts, such as those addressing the problems of bullying, violence, drugs, gangs, dropping-out and teen pregnancy. However, for those efforts to have maximum impact, there must be a solid instructional foundation that focuses on the whole child, making SEL a priority.

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