What is SEL? Social and emotional learning (SEL) is the process through which children and adults acquire 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.
SEL enhances students’ capacity to integrate skills, attitudes, and behaviors to deal effectively and ethically with daily tasks and challenges. Five competencies serve as the framework for SEL at CAA: self-awareness, self-management, social awareness, relationship skills, and responsible decision making.
To learn more about our approach to SEL at Columbia Adventist Academy click here to view an introduction to of our Methods for Academic and Personal Success course which will be our new tool for training and equipping our students with the SEL skill they need to succeed in high school and beyond.