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There's a lot of talk these days about SEL, social-emotional learning. But what exactly is it? Social-emotional learning is the process of learning social and emotional skills, and it's just as important as learning reading or math. This learning process is most when it begins early and continues high school. Social-emotional skills are essential for in school, work, and life. With SEL, students learn to and , have and show and for others, effectively, make responsible decisions, and . Students learn to what's happening and to of their emotions, which helps them deal with strong emotions and behaviors. It helps them stop, take a breath, and think about a situation before acting.

Students learn to others' emotions and perspectives, which helps them and , no matter who they are or what their background is.
It's not difficult to imagine how this is important in the classroom -- and in life! Students learn to solve problems in and about what they need or want. This helps them get along with other students and they need from adults. When students learn to make responsible decisions about their lives and their future, things can turn out better. shows social-emotional learning makes a difference. Students who participate in SEL , have attitudes and behaviors, and act in less often.

In the United States, students with strong social-emotional competence to earn a college degree and nearly 50% from high school and have a full-time job by age 25.
Just as important, students who are have more friends. This means they're more likely to feel connected to school and do well and less likely to be or . Simply put, by participating in social-emotional learning, students learn the skills to succeed in every facet of school and the rest of their lives.