Social emotional learning (SEL) refers to the practices we use to teach skills for social, academic, and personal success. This includes skills like empathy, decision-making, confidence, friendships, conflict-resolution, and more.
Executive functioning skills are the abilities in the brain that allow us to plan, organize, manage our time well, stay focused, and complete everyday tasks. These critical life skills help all learners achieve personal and academic success.
Coping strategies are the skills we use to deal with difficult emotions such as anger, frustration, and worry. Healthy coping skills are like tools in a toolbox to manage those emotions and stress throughout the day.
Mindfulness is learning to be calm, focused, and present in the moment. This social-emotional strategy is a critical tool that helps children and teens manage emotions, cope with stress, and develop strong self-regulation skills.
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Developing strategies for managing challenging behaviors can improve student learning and social skills. Some common challenges include disrespect, oppositional behaviors, and difficulty managing emotions.
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