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Social-Emotional Learning

SEL is essential to creating schools that effectively prepare all students to succeed in school and in life. “It is the process through which children, youth, 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” (Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning, 2018).


To support the development of students’ SEL competencies related to self-awareness, self-management, social awareness, relationship skills, and reasonable decision making NYSED has established three goals for NY’s students:

• Develop self-awareness and self-management skills essential to success in school and in life.

• Use social awareness and interpersonal skills to establish and maintain positive relationships.

• Demonstrate ethical decision-making skills and responsible behaviors in personal, school, and community contexts.


Below are some helpful resources for Social Emotional Learning: