Support for Your Social and Emotional Learning Initiative

Social Emotional Learning: A Vital Component for Students to Grow and Succeed

Social emotional learning (SEL) is a crucial part of an educational environment where students feel safe and confident to explore, grow, and succeed. Research has shown an improvement in standardized test scores and an increase in average GPA for students participating in an academic SEL program. CASEL, a leading organization in the field of social emotional learning, has identified five core competencies of SEL:

  • Self-awareness: identify emotions, recognize strengths, self-perception, self-confidence, self-efficacy
  • Self-management: self-discipline, self-motivation, stress management, organizational skills
  • Social-awareness: empathy, perspective, respect for others 
  • Relationship skills: communication, social engagement, building relationships, teamwork
  • Responsible decision making: identify and solve problems, analyze situations, reflection, ethical responsibility

School Specialty is your partner in fostering social and emotional development with the tools that align to these five core competencies. We offer resources including curriculum, supplemental materials, professional development, and educational products to help you engage students in a transformative learning environment.