Socially and emotionally competent children are skilled in these 5 core areas:
In an increasingly technological world, teachers have the task of preparing their students to face the future successfully, and to do so they must provide them with skills and competencies that will allow them to be socially and emotionally competent.
The Collaborative for Academic, Social and Emotional Learning (CASEL) integrated framework promotes intrapersonal, interpersonal, and cognitive competencies. Here are five core competencies that can be taught in many ways across many settings:
- They are self-aware. They are able to recognize their emotions, describe their interests and values, and accurately assess their strengths. They have a well-grounded sense of self-confidence and hope for the future.
- They are able to regulate their emotions. They are able to manage stress, control impulses, and persevere in overcoming obstacles. They can set and monitor progress toward the achievement of personal and academic goals and express their emotions appropriately in a wide range of situations.
- They are socially aware. They are able to take the perspective of and empathize with others and recognize and appreciate individual and group similarities and differences. They are able to seek out and appropriately use family, school, and community resources.
- They have good relationship skills. They can establish and maintain healthy and rewarding relationships based on cooperation. They resist inappropriate social pressure; constructively prevent, manage, and resolve interpersonal conflict; and seek and provide help when needed.
- They demonstrate responsible decision-making at school, at home, and in the community. In making decisions, they consider ethical standards, safety concerns, appropriate social norms, respect for others, and the likely consequences of various courses of action. They apply these decision-making skills in academic and social situations and are motivated to contribute to the well-being of their schools and communities.
Eldventir Adventures SEL platform is a great ally to accomplish this. It is an innovative platform designed for the development of life skills in students. Their programs benefit students and educators in many ways, such as enhancing personal confidence in students to deal effectively with life challenges and situations and acquiring social engagement skills. Also, students develop relevant social and emotional skills contemplated in CASEL such as empathy, anger management, responsible decision-making, and positive relationships.
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