What is Social and Emotional Learning?

What Health and Physical Educators Should Know

Social and emotional learning (SEL) has become a critical component of educating today’s youth. In school districts across the country, SEL is no longer just a classroom lesson but a system-wide framework involving a coordinated approach in classrooms, schools, communities, and family units.

Research has shown that these efforts can lead to behavioral and academic outcomes
including:
  • Positive social behavior
  • Fewer conduct referrals
  • Less emotional distress
  • Improved academic performance

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