A student comforts an unhappy friend, showing why SEL in classrooms is important.

5 benefits of SEL in classrooms

Social-emotional learning is quickly becoming a cornerstone of education in many districts--find out why SEL in classrooms leads to big benefits for students

Social-emotional learning (SEL) has become a large part of the discussion around what belongs in classrooms, mainly because putting SEL in classrooms opens up a door to new opportunities for students to learn how to support themselves and others.

When students have access to SEL in classrooms, they learn to regulate their own emotions while at the same time becoming aware of other students and those students’ different experiences and needs.

These skills help students as they move through school, but they also help them long after they leave the classroom, because SEL gives students the skills they need to successfully navigate a world full of people from different backgrounds and with different beliefs.

If your school is considering curriculum or resources to put SEL in classrooms, here’s just a sampling of where SEL can have a large–and positive–impact on students.

Laura Ascione

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