Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) is a critical component to the healthy development of children. It impacts how children understand and manage emotions, set and achieve goals, show empathy for others, maintain positive relationships, and make responsible decisions. For more on these key SEL competencies, visit the CASEL website.
Decades of research shows that social emotional learning leads to improvements in students’ social and emotional skills, attitudes, relationships, prosocial behaviour, and academic performance. School communities and professionals play a critical role in helping support children’s social and emotional development. In this section, you will find key tools and resources to support social emotional learning in your school community.