Social Emotional learning is fundamental in preparing students for college, careers and academic success

There is now a strong consensus that young people need more than reading and writing skills if they are to be successful in school, work, and life.  According to the California Department of Education’s Expanded Learning Division, “there is a growing body of research proving that social and emotional learning (SEL) is fundamental to academic success, and must be woven into the work of every teacher in every classroom and every after school and summer enrichment program, if we truly want to prepare all our students for college and careers.” (When we refer to “SEL”, we are also referring to social emotional skills).