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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 trauma-informed strategies.