Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) refers to the process by which children and adults develop the fundamental social and emotional competencies essential to success in school and in the workplace. This includes the skills necessary to:
These skills can be a safeguard against bullying , peer pressure, disrespectful behaviour toward adults, dangerous risk-taking around sex, drugs, and alcohol and engaging with violence - all those negative behaviours that threaten a child's well-being and a school's orderly functioning.
Students with social skills and emotional awareness do better both socially and academically. They become attached to school and motivated to engage in their studies, work well with other children and demonstrate good citizenship, and handle both stresses and daily responsibilities more effectively.