Social and Emotional Learning
People of all ages possess the ability to learn and grow and become well-equipped to navigate life’s successes and challenges. The following principles provide the foundation for the work of the Center for the Promotion of Social and Emotional Learning (CPSEL).
- Social and emotional programming positively affects a broad range of student social, emotional, health, behavioral and academic outcomes
- Social and emotional skill development in youth has lasting outcomes through adulthood
- Safe and supportive educational environments that are trauma-sensitive and responsive nurture social and emotional, ethical and academic skills
- Character development helps young people become responsible, caring and contributing citizens and should be an integral part of social and emotional learning
- Families play a crucial role in helping children become confident and independent individuals and learners
- Long-term change in social, emotional and character development is achieved when educators, families and community members work together as partners
- Adults serve as important role models for children and can positively affect social and emotional competence by engaging in their own lifelong social and emotional skill development
Learn more at CPSEL.
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