Social Emotional Learning

A fundamental component of whole child education at PlayThrive is social and emotional learning.

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.

Learn About SEL

Books On SEL

  • Growth Mindset, by Carol Dweck
  • How Children Succeed, by Paul Tough
  • Helping Children Succeed, by Paul Tough
  • Positive Discipline, by Jane Nelsen, Ed.D.
  • Opening Minds: Using Language to Change Lives, by Peter H. Johnston