Social-emotional learning (SEL) is the process through which children and adults develop the skills to recognize and manage emotions, set and achieve goals, appreciate the perspectives of others, establish and maintain positive relationships, and make responsible decisions.
What are the benefits of SEL?
Studies suggest that students who complete SEL programs have:
- Increased academic performance
- Improved classroom behavior
- A better ability to manage stress and depression
How does Rebound use SEL?
According to the Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning, SEL entails five core competencies. Here at Rebound, we help teens develop their skills in all of these areas.
We help students identify their strengths, as well as sources of conflict.
We help students handle situations where they feel as though their boundaries have been violated. We also help students work toward achieving academic and personal goals.
We help students identify supportive adults, and we encourage empathy in our classroom community.
We help students connect with supportive adults. We also foster teamwork and teach conflict resolution skills.
We encourage students to take responsibility for any harm they have cased. We also help them make constructive and respectful choices about personal behavior and social interactions.