Document Number: 10936Social-Emotional Learning - For those new to Social-Emotional Learning (SEL) or confused by the various interpretations of exactly what it is, this brief gives an overview, a description of SEL approaches and policy initiatives and questions policymakers might want to ask about the state of SEL in their states. Their definition: SEL refers to a holistic approach to education, one that addresses not only students' academic needs but also their development as individuals, classmates, neighbors, and citizens. Its origins as a popular concept are traced to Daniel Goleman's book, Emotional Intelligence in 1995. (NASBE, October 2013)...
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