Relationships for Learning

The foundation of social and emotional learning

Create connections that matter 

How can we effectively prepare today’s students for tomorrow’s world? A growing body of research indicates educators should aim to meets the needs of the whole child by integrating academic, cognitive, social, and emotional instruction.

According to the Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning (CASEL), “Social and emotional learning (SEL) is the process through which children and adults understand and manage emotions, set and achieve positive goals, feel and show empathy for others, establish and maintain positive relationships, and make responsible decisions.”

What’s at the heart of social-emotional learning? Relationships! To prepare students for success now and in the future, we’re committed to ensuring that every learner develops positive SEL competencies and relationship skills.

Foster whole-child growth

Positive relationships form a supportive foundation for SEL competencies that contribute to whole-child development.

Improve academic achievement

Strong social and emotional competencies can boost academic achievement and help students in and out of the classroom. 

Prepare tomorrow’s workforce

Integrating social and emotional competencies into daily activities translates to future-ready students.

Build supportive, reciprocal relationships to bolster SEL

Positive Relationships Are the Key
By laying the groundwork for the development of social and emotional competencies, positive relationships help students thrive.

SEL Skills Put Students on the Right Path
Students need stronger SEL competencies to prepare for a workplace and society being restructured by advancing technology.

Sharing SEL Responsibility Benefits Everyone
When educators collectively integrate the development of SEL competencies into the learning culture of their classrooms, schools, and districts, everyone wins. 

“A growing number of children come to school with SEL challenges, and the workplace and society demand higher-order SEL. To address this, we’re finding, validating, and sharing the nation’s most successful practices.”

Dr. Bill Daggett Founder, International Center for Leadership in Education

Discover how we’re leading the charge with SEL and relationships.