Social and emotional skills for schools
Ravi Pradhan, República: In the past decade, a very exciting new approach has started to attract the attention of educators and parents in the US. An umbrella term to describe these approaches is “social and emotional learning” or SEL.
In fact, the US Federal Government and private foundations have funded several pilot grants all over the country.
SEL is seen as a relatively low-cost, secular, science-based approach that generates the following kinds of results across age, sex, income levels, and ethnic backgrounds in schools:
- Reduces stress, anxiety, negative behavior, and bullying.
- Increases calmness, relaxation, self-awareness, self-control, and empathy.
- Improves focus, attention and self-awareness …