Introduction

Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) is defined by CASEL, the community for SEL, as “the process through which children and adults acquire and effectively apply the knowledge, attitudes, and skills necessary to develop healthy identities, understand and manage emotions, set and achieve positive goals, feel and show empathy for others, establish and maintain positive relationships, and make responsible and caring decisions.”
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SEL hinges on five broad areas and is of relevance to all parts of the school community, as outlined in the diagram below.
Implemented in an international school setting, SEL has the potential to advance equality, give young people agency and improve relationships between all members of the school community. In this guide, we introduce and share a range of resources available to help your school implement SEL.