Social and emotional learning 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.
This series of lessons were designed based on the CASEL 5 competencies. The CASEL 5 competencies are,
There is an introductory lesson to this sequence of social and emotional learning lessons which provides a broad overview of these competencies and social emotional learning. The introductory lesson is followed by three lessons for each of the five competencies.
The program of lessons ends with a concluding lesson linking social and emotional skills to the greater theme of becoming a more resilient individual. Resilience describes the ability of individuals to recover from difficulties. Resilient people tap into their strengths and support systems to overcome challenges and work through problems. Developing social and emotional skills makes a person more resilient.