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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 (30)

Full Member
Very informative!
Full Member
Great ideas. Very positive!
Basic Member
Great information!
A lot of great information!
Full Member
Very thorough explanation of SEL. She has a lot of knowledge and shares it in a way you want to listen.
Basic Member
This learning program was very inspiring and helpful. Empathy is something that we all need in our everyday lives and it should be intentionally practiced in all situations. Thanks for the enlightenment from the program.
thank you for the resources
Basic Member
Thanks for sharing is SEL material. I think its very important for students to express themselves via writing/journaling.
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.
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