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
- Rethinking How Students Succeed Feb. 2015, Stanford Social Innovation Review
- Daniel Goleman on SEL (Academic psychologist and author of Emotional Intelligence)
- Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning
- CASEL Searchable Online Library contains documents and resources on numerous topics relating to school, parenting, and life skills.
- Greater Good in Action: Science Based Practices for Meaningful Life
- Project for Education Research That Scales: Applying research to raise academic achievement across the nation. PERTS creates and evaluates free resources that help students become more passionate, resilient, and successful learners.
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