What is the value of social-emotional learning?
SEL can help students better understand, identify and control their emotions; it can help them develop empathy, increase self-control and manage stress. It also helps them build better relationships and interpersonal skills that will serve them in school and beyond, helping them succeed as adults.
The average return on investment for six evidence-based programs is 11 to 1, meaning for every dollar invested there is an $11 return. Read the 2015 review from Columbia University.
The Top 10 skills identified by the World Economic Forum all involve social and emotional competence. And research shows that social and emotional skills and attitudes also contribute to the other skills such as critical thinking.
More than two decades of research demonstrates that education promoting social and emotional learning (SEL) gets results. The findings come from multiple fields and sources, including student achievement, neuroscience, health, employment, psychology, classroom management, learning theory, economics, and the prevention of youth problem behaviors.
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