Through the process of social-emotional learning (SEL) students develop self-awareness, self-control, and interpersonal skills that are important for school, work and life outcomes. Social-emotional competence helps students cope with everyday challenges and improves learning and wellbeing.
SEL develops understanding and skills to:
- nurture a positive sense of self
- promote respectful relationships
- build capacity to manage emotions, behaviours and interactions with others.
Five broad skill areas
There are five broad areas of social and emotional learning that can be modelled and reinforced through incidental and explicit teaching. They should be integrated across all key learning areas to enhance existing skills and promote new ones.
- Social awareness
- Relationship skills
- Responsible decision making
Some of the programs that are used to support our development of Social Skills are:
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1. We Thinkers