Social Emotional Learning (SEL)
Social Emotional Learning (SEL) is comprised of the skills we use to recognize and manage our own emotions and being able to recognize emotions in others. This concept arose out of research about emotional intelligence. Methods for improving SEL emphasize learning personal and social skills and setting personal goals. Positive aspects of SEL include being able to work well with others, identifying problems, being able to feel sympathy and empathy for others, help-seeking and help-giving behaviors and general ethical behavior. Benefits of SEL training can be seen in both educational and home settings.