We are often asked for the definition of social-emotional learning (SEL). One common and useful SEL definition is the process of learning to integrate thinking, feeling, and behaving in order to become aware of the self and of others, make responsible decisions, and manage behaviors.

2 SEL models


There are two SEL models or frameworks emerging as the consensus view.

1. CASEL
The Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning (CASEL) developed an SEL model that promotes the inter-relationships between classrooms, schools, families, and communities.

A description of SEL

2. iSELF
The Integrated Self Model (iSelf) is an SEL...

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  • About the Author:

    Dr. Henry G. Brzycki and Elaine J. Brzycki have more than 30 years of experience providing leadership to the field of social emotional learning (SEL). They co-founded The Brzycki Group & The Center for the Self in Schools, an innovative think tank that provides thought leadership on emotional, psychological and physical well-being outcomes through education, with a mission to impact the human condition.