Social-Emotional Learning for
Middle and High School

Inspire the next generation of leaders.

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SEL CORE SKILL: Self-Management and Emotion Regulation

The ability to successfully regulate one’s emotions, thoughts, and behavior in different situations, effectively managing stress, controlling impulses, and motivating oneself.

SEL CORE SKILL: Social Awareness

The ability to take the perspective of and empathize with others, including those from different backgrounds and cultures.

SEL CORE SKILL: Responsible Decision-Making

The ability to make constructive choices about personal behavior and social interactions, based on ethical standards, safety concerns, and social norms.

Social-emotional competence is a greater predictor
of lifelong success than academic grades.
In fact, students who score high on social skills
are four times more likely to complete college.

SEL CORE SKILL: Relationship and Social Skills

The ability to establish and maintain healthy and rewarding relationships with individuals and diverse groups.

SEL CORE SKILL: Self-Awareness

The ability to accurately recognize one’s own emotions, thoughts, and values and how they influence behavior.