Guide to Developing Future Leaders

Guide to Developing Future Leaders

Empower your students with the confidence, resources, and skills they need to rise up as leaders and realize their full potential.

Students need to develop social and emotional learning skills to help them develop into future leaders and confident people.

It may seem daunting, but many schools are already doing this work well.

Find out how you can too!

Resources for Educators

Teaching lessons that involve one of the five core social and emotional learning competencies can make the difference.

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.

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Social Awareness

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

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

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Relationship and
Social Skills

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

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

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Nurturing a Struggling Student’s Self-Perception

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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.

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