What is SEL?

  • 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.

  • Self-awareness:  The abilities to understand one's own emotions, thoughts, and values and how they influence behavior across contexts.

    Self-management:  The abilities to manage one's emotions, thoughts, and behaviors effectively in different situations and to achieve goals and aspirations.

    Social awareness:  The abilities to understand the perspectives of and empathize with others, including those from diverse backgrounds, cultures, and contexts.

    Relationship skills:  The abilities to establish and maintain healthy and supportive relationships and to effectively navigate settings with diverse individuals and groups.

    Responsible decision-making:  The abilities to make caring and constructive choices about personal behavior and social interactions across diverse situations.