Inclusionary Resources Directory

Social Emotional Learning

Social Emotional Learning (SEL) refers to the process of developing the skills, attitudes, and knowledge necessary for students to understand and manage their emotions, develop positive relationships, make responsible decisions, and achieve academic and personal goals. SEL focuses on the development of the whole child and seeks to promote their well-being, social skills, and academic success.

SEL is based on the understanding that emotions play a significant role in learning and that students who have a strong foundation in social and emotional skills are better equipped to handle the challenges of school and life. SEL programs typically include a variety of activities and strategies that promote self-awareness, self-management, social awareness, relationship skills, and responsible decision-making.

Background Information

 The Association of Washington School Principals (AWSP)

K.C. Mitchell’s Five Tips for SEL

Ridgeview Elementary principal K.C Mitchell shares with us five tips for Social-Emotional learning in your school.

The Association of Washington School Principals (AWSP)

Kelli DeMonte’s Five Tips for Social-Emotional Learning

Kelli Demonte, principal at Jefferson Lincoln Elementary in the Centralia School District, provides five tips to help principals implement Social-Emotional Learning in their schools.

 Amanda McMahon, Ph.D.

What is Social Emotional Learning (SEL)?

“Social-emotional learning is a difference-maker” Meg Riordan, Ph.D. The previous blog focused on what mindfulness is and some basic approaches to the practice. Before diving