Social Emotional Learning (SEL) is a discipline that deals with the equipping of tools, knowledge, and skills that are important to an individual in attaining a good social relationship with others, manage their emotions, feel and show empathy to others and have set goals which are positive in life. Through this skills and knowledge, most people will be proper positively in life through the education life skills that they acquire. In social and emotional learning, the children have greatly gained in this and this is important in their different aspects of life. The importance of social-emotional learning is therefore discussed in the paragraphs below.
The social and emotional learning has been able to show great advantages to the academic life of most individuals. It requires one to have discipline so that they will be able to succeed in their academic work. Through the social and emotional learning, the students are also able to accept who they are this makes them concentrate more in class work which then translates to good results. This also occurs as a result of the children developing positive attitude towards the school because of the skills that they learn.
The other advantage of the social and emotional learning is that it has been effective in the behavioral change of most individuals. One factor that leads to a negative behavior is the inability of the individuals to contain their anger. This will then be expressed and destructive behavior in school and inappropriate behavior. The students who have been able to acquire the social and emotional learning have shown a great change in that they have been able to control their anger. Such individual will have a good behavior because through this they will be able to control their behavior and have low aggression, they will not be involved in substance abuse and will have a better relationship with the rest at school.
The next advantage that the social and emotional learning has to the students is the improvement of the social life of the individuals. For people to co-exist peacefully in life, they should have the best social skills. People with poor social skills will often be in trouble when dealing with others or have poor skills when interacting with others. Through the social and emotional learning, the individuals have shown to improve greatly in schools. This is because of the good relationships that they develop with the fellow students and also with the teachers.