The great benefits of social and emotional learning for students is using the skills they have learned in my class like positive thinking, kindness and empathy to make responsible decisions and to help others.
The only problems I foresee is students not remembering all the skills that we have gone over or not having the opportunities to use them all just yet. So that is why we are using personal stories, visuals and positive, inspiring holistic websites to fill in the gaps.
Promoting management of one’s emotions is paramount in the social emotional learning class. This one skill has changed lives and saved lives. I cannot begin to tell you all how important it is for teens to learn this one skill.
So far SEL has been a great asset to the traditional class. I feel that every class needs to imbed some form of SEL into their pedagogy. If done right I believe the school would have a more mature, motivated and safer environment.