Questions about Social-Emotional Learning

Social-emotional learning (SEL) is woven into each day. The following article from Committee for Children nicely explains SEL and why it is so important.  Please click HERE to see the complete article.

The "soft skills" that we're explicitly teaching are also emphasized in the film "Most Likely To Succeed" which was hosted by Traip Academy earlier this year.

What SEL Is

  • Recognizing emotions in oneself and others
  • Managing strong emotions
  • Having empathy for others
  • Controlling impulses
  • Communicating clearly and assertively
  • Maintaining cooperative relationships
  • Making responsible decisions
  • Solving problems effectively

What SEL Isn’t

  • Kids sitting around in circles singing songs
  • Parenting your kids for you
  • Suggesting you’re not doing a good enough job as a parent
  • Suggesting that today’s generation of kids is somehow broken
  • Psychotherapy
  • Taught at the expense of core academic subjects such as math, science, and literacy