Nearpod Social Emotional Learning (SEL)
Social emotional learning (SEL) is the process through which children and adults acquire and apply 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. Social and emotional skills are often referred to as one’s emotional intelligence or EQ. According to the Collaborative for Academic, Social, Emotional Learning (CASEL) there is growing research that suggests the IQ and EQ are connected and both critical in the development of the “whole child.” Research shows that students with strong SEL skills have increased academic performance and are less likely to engage in risk taking behaviors.
- Cope with anger and stress
- - Recognize their own and others emotions
- Express emotions appropriately.
- Solve their own problems.
- Think critically and make good decisions.
- Develop effective listening and communication skills.
- Handle them without violence.
- Reduce power struggles and resolve conflicts constructively and collaboratively.
- Give positive feedback to others.
- Dialogue rather than debate with others
- Act according to their values, not their emotions