Social and 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, and feel and show empathy for others.
Emerging careers will require greater self-awareness and cooperative teaming than in previous eras, but the traditional education model does not teach these skills.
If we embed social and emotional learning in our schools, homes, and communities, then we will be able to manage emotions, resolve conflict effectively, and make responsible decisions as employees and citizens.
Student Success Network is a partnership of 49 organizations serving 60,000 New York City students that measures, identifies, and shares best practices for SEL education. Every year, partner organizations identify best practices in SEL and support continuous improvement. Through a common “plan, do, study, act” methodology, the Student Success Network uses innovative measurement tools and shared learning to scale these SEL best practices across school systems.