SEL Day Challenge

Teens & Friends

March 26, 2021

What is Social and Emotional Learning?

SEL, is the process through which children, adolescents and adults obtain 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.

Why it is important?

Teens gain better social-emotional skills, improve attitudes about self, others and school, improves positive classroom behavior while reducing emotional stress and leads to lower drug use.

What can you do to help friends?

Teens and friends can work together practicing SEL Skills, Empathy, and Gratitude.

What are SEL Skills?

Self-Awareness: who I am, what I need, and how I feel.

Self-Management – ability to manage emotions and behaviors.

Social Awareness- being considerate of others.

Optimistic Thinking – attitudes of being hopeful, positive, and confidence.

Empathy:

Being understanding and helping each other through difficult times.

Gratitude:

Showing thanks to those around you. Send a thank you text, video, card, or e-mail to friends, family, teachers, or anyone who has helped you during these challenging times.

 

If you choose to accept this challenge, make sure you use the hashtag #SELday and share!