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What is Social & Emotional Learning (SEL)?

According to the Collaborative for Academic, Social and Emotional Learning (CASEL),  “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”.

SEL in the Classroom

Using the SAFE approach put forth by CASEL there are a variety of ways we can teach, develop, and reflect upon British Columbia’s Core Competencies.


The following resource provides some research-based evidence to support self-reflection and assessment.

CASEL Implementation Guide (District):


CASEL Implementation Guide (School):

Project Zero Thinking Routines:

Workshop Materials:

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