What is SEL?
Social-emotional learning (SEL) 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.
Five Pillars of SEL
Social-Emotional Learning involves the ways in which adults and children develop social and emotional skills in five distinct areas:
- Social awareness
- Relationship skills
- Responsible decision-making
No Bully Program
No Bully® is a nonprofit organization that ignites compassion to eradicate bullying and cyberbullying worldwide
Student bullying and cyberbullying are at epidemic levels across the world, with an average of 30% of students being bullied on a regular basis. In this TED talk Nicholas Carlisle, founder and CEO of No Bully, takes the Cherokee story of the two wolves and shows how schools are engaging the wolf of kindness and compassion to end over 90% of bullying incidents.
Roots of Empathy Program
Roots of Empathy is an international organization that offers empathy based programs for children, with research to prove impact. It is a leader in the empathy movement.