Happy International #SEL Day!
In celebration and recognition of the ways in which we best promote our children’s development and our own, Confident Parents, Confident Kids’ Jennifer Miller will be posing questions all day to a diverse range of experts who are also either parents, educators, nonprofit leaders and even some young adults who will answer questions about their own upbringing. Watch for these questions and answers here on the blog or our Facebook page (www.facebook.com/confidentparentsconfidentkids) and also, on Twitter, @JenniferSMiller. Thank you so much to the sponsors SEL4US and the Urban Assembly! Check out the #SELDay page for more information on events happening today.
How do we define social and emotional learning?
The Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning (CASEL) at the University of Illinois at Chicago defines it as (2020):
Social and emotional learning (SEL) is an integral part of education and human development. SEL is the process through which all young people and adults acquire and apply the knowledge, skills, and attitudes to develop healthy identities, manage emotions and achieve personal and collective goals, feel and show empathy for others, establish and maintain supportive relationships, and make responsible and caring decisions.
SEL advances educational equity and excellence through authentic school-family-community partnerships to establish learning environments and experiences that feature trusting and collaborative relationships, rigorous and meaningful curriculum and instruction, and ongoing evaluation. SEL can help address various forms of inequity and empower young people and adults to co-create thriving schools and contribute to safe, healthy, and just communities.
Hope you’ll follow along and learn from the many experts we’re talking with today and also contribute to the dialogue yourself. So your first question is, how do parents become confident?
Happy #SEL Day!