Social and Emotional Learning
Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) is an important part of well-rounded student instruction. SEL skills help students academically, emotionally, and socially.
What is SEL?
Social emotional learning (SEL) is the process through which students acquire and effectively apply the knowledge, attitudes, and skills necessary for being a healthy adult. This includes problem-solving skills, communication, understanding, as well as building healthy relationships.
SEL focuses on 5 key components:
At South San Antonio ISD our SEL curriculum is Sanford Harmony.
Research shows that students who engage in SEL programs like Harmony:
Perform 13% better academically
Experience fewer conduct problems, emotional distress, and drug use
Graduate from high school and college at higher rates
Are less likely to experience mental health disorders
Are less likely to be involved in the juvenile justice system