Social-Emotional Learning: What Is SEL and Why It Matters

What is SEL? Social-emotional learning (SEL) is the process through which children and adults acquire and effectively apply the knowledge, attitudes, and 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. The creators of the Second Step program show what social-emotional skills are and the important role they play throughout our lives.

Source: Committee for Children