Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) describes the ways in which children and adults develop skills for life effectiveness. It has been a point of emphasis within the ELA/literacy Common Core rollout and part of the Core Task Project and Core Task implementation Project trainings.
The Washoe County School District has created a page where practitioners can learn more about SEL including what it is and why it is important. The page lists the five areas of SEL (Self-Management, Self-Awareness, Responsible Decision-Making, Social Awareness, and Relationship Skills) and includes video of Dr. Roger P. Weissberg sharing a general overview of SEL and Paul Goren outlining the goals of SEL. You can access the page here.