Social & Emotional Learning

Posted on Apr 9, 2020
Social & Emotional Learning

What is Social & Emotional Learning?

In short, Social & Emotional Learning (SEL) is essentially about awareness of your own emotions and others emotions as well. More specifically, it is about managing your emotions, and being aware of how you act with other people.

What is SEL?

Social & Emotional Learning is about being aware of your thoughts and feelings.

Teaching SEL to Young Learners

For many adults, the ideas contained within the SEL (Social & Emotional Learning) framework might seem ‘obvious’. However, younger people often act very instantaneously with their emotions, and may not know how to practice being aware of their feelings.

At it’s heart, SEL is about taking a deep breath and trying to take a step back to try and understand what is going on in your head and in the heads of those that are around you.  In the longer term, good social and emotional skills can help individuals to feel and show empathy for others, while also improving ‘interpersonal skills’ like resolving conflicts and working in teams.

An example of SEL

Being aware of other’s feelings is a big part of Social & Emotional Learning.

Learning Social & Emotional Skills

Scratch Garden’s Social & Emotional Learning Song video covers a lot of Social-Emotional Learning Skills! It talks about interacting with others, including introducing yourself, making eye contact, and giving adequate personal space. It also talks about group play, and being aware of other’s feelings and making sure that everyone is taking turns. Lastly, it deals with being aware of your emotions and practicing positive ways to deal with those emotions. This video can also be used in combination with The Feelings Song.

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  1. Jaden Patterson
    June 10, 2020

    1. Don’t go to close to someone 2. Respect them kindly 3. If you’re mad then talk to an adult about how you’re feeling.

  2. Mara
    March 28, 2021

    1. Don’t go too close to someone. 2. Respect them kindly. 3. If you’re mad then talk to an adult about how you’re feeling

  3. Kori
    October 15, 2021

    I can not play the video


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