What is SEL?
Social and emotional learning (SEL) consists of learned life skills such as: empathy, resilience, self-esteem, and a sense of belonging with others.
Why Do We Need SEL?
Studies show that SEL programs:
Increase academic performance
Produce positive attitudes about self
Improve student behavior
This data comes from 213 schools where SEL programs were implemented. Researchers concluded that “compared to controls, social and emotional learning participants demonstrated significantly improved social and emotional skills, attitudes, behavior, and academic performance that reflected an 11-percentile-point gain in achievement.” *Cited from an article in Child Development.
What SEL Experts Have to Say
SuperD!ville is research-based and has been tested in four states. We have also worked with developmental psychologists, like those you’ll hear from below to develop our SEL curriculum.
Melissa Orkin, Ph.D. Developmental Psychologist, Crafting Minds, LLC
William Harrison, Ph.D. Child and Adolescent Clinical Psychologist
Michael Hart, Ph.D Child and Family Psychologist
SuperD!ville approved resources to help expand kids’ understanding of SEL themes.