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Social Emotional Learning

What is Social Emotional Learning?

Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) is a necessary part of human development and education.

The Collaborative for Academic, Social and Emotional Learning defines social emotional learning as the process through which children and adults acquire the knowledge, attitudes, and skills they need to:

  • recognize and manage their emotions;
  • demonstrate caring and concern for others;
  • establish positive relationships;
  • make responsible decisions; and
  • handle challenging situations constructively.
Social Emotional Learning assists in setting and achieving and collective goals, feeling and showing empathy for others, establishing and maintaining supportive relationships, and making responsible and caring decisions.  (CASEL 2022)
In Burbank School District 111, staff and students engage in weekly lessons using the resources from Second Step Social Emotional Learning Program.

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