what is SEL?  

Social-Emotional Learning (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 - Outcomes for success - infographic of many colored circles
 

Below are three videos of the importance of SEL and how it is successfully being implemented in schools nationwide. 

5 Keys to Successful Social and Emotional Learning (Edutopia)

 
 

Social Emotional Learning (SEL) in Atlanta Public Schools

 
 

Educate the Heart (The Dalai Lama Center)