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
- Positive social behavior
- Fewer conduct referrals
- Less emotional distress
- Improved academic performance