January 21 2020
The CASEL Secondary Guide (Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning) defines social and emotional learning (SEL) as “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 CASEL model has identified 5 interrelated sets of cognitive, affective, and behavioral competencies that define a SEL program: self-awareness, self-management, social awareness, relationship skills, and responsible decision making. The idea of incorporating these competencies into core curriculum can seem like a daunting task. Thankfully, these competencies can be woven into what you are already doing in your classroom. Aperture Education provides some examples of integrating SEL in with ELA, Math, Social Studies, and Science. You can also find articles by searching Eduphoria.
How will you incorporate SEL into your lessons?