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What is Social and Emotional Learning?

Social and Emotional Learning

Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) is a process through which children and adults develop the fundamental skills for life effectiveness.  We need SEL skills for ourselves, our relationships, and our work. In GISD , we believe that strengthening these skills enhances our ability to effectively and ethically connect across race, class, culture, language, gender identity, sexual orientation, learning needs, and age.


I understand who I am, and how my feelings about myself and others influence my actions. I know my strengths and opportunities for growth. I know when I need help and how to get help.

I interact in ways that build positive relationships with people like me and people different from me. I am able to handle conflicts in healthy ways.

I express my feelings and handle my actions in skillful ways.

I set goals and I achieve them.

I act in ways that are respectful and safe.

I consider how my choices and decisions will affect myself and others.

I care about and work with people like me and people different from me.

I understand and respect their thoughts, feelings and points of view.