SOCIAL AND EMOTIONAL LEARNING
MCIU’s Office of Professional Learning believes social emotional learning (SEL) is the vehicle to develop skills and dispositions that promote self-care and the care of others, so that positive connections and contributions are made within our learning communities. We are committed to providing the guidepost for fostering resilience and self-care for all educators grounded in CASEL’s five SEL competencies. We invite you to take some time to explore each of CASEL’s competencies in depth below.
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WHAT IS SEL?
SEL, or Social-Emotional Learning, per the National Center on Safe and Supportive Learning Environments (NCSSLE) is “the processes 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.”
COMMITTEE FOR CHILDREN
Why does Sel Matter?
What is SEL? Social-emotional learning (SEL) is the process of developing the self-awareness, self-control, and interpersonal skills that are vital for school, work, and life success.
The creators of Second Step show what social-emotional skills are and the important role they play throughout our lives.
THE foundation for MTSS
In Pennsylvania, SEL IS the foundation for all other learning within the MTSS (Multi-Tiered Systems of Support) framework.
The Casel framework
What is Casel?
One of the forerunners in high-quality, evidence-based SEL is CASEL (Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning).
The Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning (CASEL) is a trusted source for knowledge about high-quality, evidence-based social and emotional learning (SEL). CASEL supports educators and policy leaders and enhances the experiences and outcomes for all PreK-12 students.
CASEL’s mission is to help make evidence-based social and emotional learning (SEL) an integral part of education from preschool through high school.
Our work is critical at a time when educators, parents, students, and employers increasingly recognize the value of SEL. Together, we are united in our call for schools to educate the whole child, equipping students for success in school and in life.
Learn more at CASEL.ORG
CASEL’s Framework uses five interrelated areas of competency to establish the skills, habits, and mindsets developed via SEL to foster equitable learning environments. To learn more about each of the five competencies, click below to explore their interactive framework.