Social Emotional Learning
According to research (Durlak, 2015; Payton, Weissberg, Durlak, Dymnicki, Taylor, Schellinger & Pachan, 2008), Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) plays an important role in school climate and youth development.
SEL refers to the process of learning and applying the skills of self-awareness, self-management, social awareness, relationship skills, and responsible decision making.
Schoolwide SEL programming has been shown to support achievement gains in students, and contribute to post-graduation success. It is an integrated part of the
PA Career Ready Skills, wellness and mental health and student-centered approaches to discipline, including
restorative practices and