Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) focuses on developing important skills students need for academic success AND personal well-being. ACT defines social and emotional skills as “interpersonal, self-regulatory, and task-related behaviors important for adaptation to and successful performance in education and workplace”. So, SEL focuses on the teaching and development of things like relationship building, growth mindset, goal setting, expressing feelings, and study skills to name a few.
How is ACT working the SEL space? How can SEL help, specifically, empower students from underserved populations? Learn the answers to these questions and more here.