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Social-Emotional Learning (SEL): An Overview

An overview of Social-Emotional Learning (SEL) and how to evaluate and promote SEL skills.

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You are likely aware that a child's social and emotional well-being plays an important role in his or her success, but do you know how big an impact it has? These webinars will provide an introduction to the Whole Child initiative and an explanation of SEL. In addition, they will cover how to evaluate and promote SEL skills, as well as provide suggestions for school-wide approaches. You will also discover how to teach and encourage empathy and other social skills.


Subject: SimpleK12 Assignments
Categories: Counseling, Diversity & SEL, Learning Theories & Strategies


  • Social-Emotional Learning (SEL): An Overview
Introduction to the "Whole Child" Initiative and Social Emotional Learning
As an educator, you are likely aware that a child's social and emotional well-being plays an important role in his or her success, but do you know how big an impact it has?more...
Evaluating Social Emotional Learning (SEL) Skills
Strong Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) skills and a sense of resiliency can help students be more successful in school and endure tough times, but how can you easily identify and assess which students need more help in developing these skills?more...
Promoting Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) Skills: Helping Your Students Succeed
A child who develops good Social and Emotional Learning Skills (SEL) is more likely to better manage emotions, make responsible decisions, and be more successful in school and in life.more...
School Wide Approaches to Social and Emotional Learning (SEL)
When a school adopts a school-wide approach to Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) and developing resiliency, it helps to ensure the success of all students.more...
Encouraging Empathy: Do's and Don'ts for Teaching Cooperation and Care
Social skills are often assumed by many adults as something that children innately possess.more...
The Social Emotional Journal: A Fun Approach to Teaching SEL Skills

Reviews (22)

I enjoyed the last two webinars the most. The information was ease to track and journaling and writing prompts are something that I can take and use now.
The last two webinars (Encouraging Empathy and The Social Emotional Journal) were excellent and useful, but I didn't care for the first 4; In my opinion, they were little more than a glorified infomercial for Apperson, and the presenters spent far more time trying to get us to buy into their SEL system than they did teaching us anything useful about SEL implementation.

Unless you are required to watch all the videos in this series for PD credits, I would recommend skipping webinars 2-4 as they are essentially reiterations of the first one.
Great information
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Awesome collection of SEL skills and ways to teach them
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They were really great and I learned alot!
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This was very interesting and eye opening. Thanks!!
I appreciated the fourth leg on the stool and it makes sense to be award of teacher SEL skills. Iím reminded of the beauty of having an aide in the classroom to give each other a time out moment if needed. I found greeting rituals to be powerful in welcoming our students to the classroom. Also, the close reading section of the webinar may have seemed typical to the average teacher but a firm reminder of the many components that go into productive reading.
My interest is piqued. My question would be how does one begin to implement/purchase the data and forms presented in this webinar. Perhaps that question will be answered as I continue with the other two classes that follow.
This was a great webinar for me and highly interested my heart for meeting the needs of the whole child.
I think it's interesting how executive functioning and a lack thereof plays a major role in learning through the socio-emotional model
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