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ERIC Number: EJ769501
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-May
Pages: 6
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0013-127X
Social and Emotional Learning Hikes Interest and Resiliency
Beland, Kathy
Education Digest: Essential Readings Condensed for Quick Review, v72 n9 p24-29 May 2007
Social Emotional Learning (SEL) is the process by which people develop the skills to recognize and manage emotions, form positive relationships, solve problems that arise, motivate themselves to accomplish a goal, make responsible decisions, and avoid risky behavior. The Collaborative for Social and Emotional Learning (CASEL), at the University of Illinois at Chicago, identifies five SEL competency areas--social awareness, self-awareness, self-management, relationship building, and responsible decision making--that are key to young people's success in school, the workplace, and life in general. SEL seemed like a natural fit for a health class, however, in this article, a ninth-grade English teacher Amy Corvino explores the possibilities of how would it work in an English class. SEL is not only important to freshman transition, English, and health; it also can enhance academic course work in other disciplines and classroom environments at any grade level. There is ample evidence that personal and interpersonal skills are just as important as education in the workplace and in today's global economy.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education; Grade 9; High Schools; Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Maryland