What Is Social and Emotional Learning?

A core belief that guides all of Center for Responsive School’s social and emotional programming, services, and products is that in order to be successful in and out of school, students need to learn a set of social and emotional competencies—cooperation, assertiveness, responsibility, empathy, and self-control. According to the Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning (CASEL), a leading organization in the field of education, social and emotional learning 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.”

The five competencies embedded in all of the work that we do are aligned with the CASEL competencies.

SEL Competency and definition

*Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning. https://casel.org