Social and Emotional Learning

Social and emotional learning (SEL) is a process that helps students better understand their thoughts and emotions, to become more self-aware, and to develop empathy for others within their community and the world.

The Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning (CASEL) frames the SEL tenants as a foundation for organizing and coordinating a school's academic, development, and prevention actions. Educators can support growth, empathy, and responsibility – the heart of SEL – with books, hands-on materials, and technology that enable students to better understand their emotions, work collaboratively, and reflect. These resources can also be a tool for building empathy, understanding, and community with others.

A Building Block for Success
SEL not only sets the stage for positive learning, but it also increases the likelihood that students will succeed in school and beyond. Effective SEL practice includes guidance in the following areas: 

  • Self-Awareness
  • Self-Management
  • Social Awareness
  • Relationship Skills
  • Responsible Decision-Making

We have great ideas to get you started! 

There’s even an SEL page for faculty and staff – support their needs with our free resources.

Follett Classroom Libraries are designed to support CASEL’s framework, making them an ideal resource for addressing SEL in classrooms. From relationship building to managing and understanding emotions, these resources are perfect for instilling empathy and responsibility in students. See what they’re all about and download a sample lesson plan. 

Titlewave® Diversity SEL Analysis Tool 
It’s essential to provide students with materials that enable them to see a reflection of themselves, as well as provide a larger window to the world around them. Our new integrated tools help you discover, manage, and report on over 40 diversity-related topics, as well as 16 topics covering social and emotional learning. To learn more contact your rep.