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SEL (Social Emotional Learning)

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SEL (Social Emotional Learning) is the process through which children and adults acquire and effectively apply the knowledge, attitudes, and skills necessary to understand and manage emotions, set and achieve positive goals, feel and show empathy for others, establish and maintain positive relationships, and make responsible decisions. SEL programming is based on the understanding that the best learning emerges in the context of supportive relationships that make learning challenging, engaging, and meaningful.

The Collaborative for Academic, Social and Emotional Learning (Casel) puts forth five core competencies for SEL curriculum. They are highlighted on the following visual: 

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