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

Resources for SEL Support
SEL is an important part of education, but it is not something that should be taught in isolation. Instead, these skills should be embedded in all academic lessons. 

We have great ideas to get you started! Visit our SEL Resources page on Titlewave®, our 24/7-access online collection development and curriculum support tool. Take a look at the latest books and resources or browse educator-created SEL book lists by grade. You can find a great collection of the latest articles in Follett Community or on our Pinterest board, where we’ve also gathered lesson plans and activity ideas. You can also print and share these free growth and mindset posters! They’ll spread positive messages, plus they look great in classrooms, hallways, or libraries. 

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.