SOCIAL - EMOTIONAL LEARNING
College 1st has added a new social-emotional learning (SEL) component to all CAMPs, which incorporates: Self-Management, Self-Awareness, Responsible Decision Making, Relationship Skills, and Social Awareness. Social-Emotional Learning is now part of the College, Career, and Life Success Section in every CAMP we implement. The SEL component aims to help students develop the skills and mindsets that are essential for academic achievement, personal growth, and well-being.
STUDENTS SOCIAL EMOTIONAL LEARNING IN ACTION VIDEO
SOCIAL-EMOTIONAL LEARNING MATTERS
Social-Emotional Learning (SEL) is an educational method that aims to foster social and emotional skills within school curricula. SEL helps students of all ages to better comprehend their emotions, to feel those emotions fully, and demonstrate empathy for others. SEL also helps students develop self-awareness, self-control, problem-solving, and communication skills that are vital for school, work, and life success.
According to recent research studies, programs incorporating SEL make students feel like their school provides a supportive, encouraging environment. These students are more likely to make academic improvements and get better scores on standardized tests, while also improving behavior and attitudes toward school and preventing substance abuse. This is because SEL focuses on a well-rounded education that includes developing emotional, social, and cognitive skills. By teaching students how to cope with everyday challenges, build positive relationships, and make informed decisions, SEL can have positive, long-term effects on kids, adults, and communities.
The College 1st Program is committed to help students boost their academic performance, attend school regularly and ignite early college and career planning. To do this, College 1st uses Social-emotional Learning (SEL) as a key component of its programs and services. By integrating SEL into its curriculum and activities, College 1st supports students' social and emotional growth as well as their academic success.
SEL Improves Academic Outcomes
Research has shown that students who participate in SEL programs have higher grades, test scores, and graduation rates than their peers who do not.
SEL Enhances Mental Health and Well-being
SEL helps students cope with stress, anxiety, and depression, which are common challenges in today's world. SEL also fosters positive emotions, resilience, and optimism.
SEL Promotes Positive Relationships and Citizenship
SEL teaches students how to communicate effectively, resolve conflicts peacefully, and respect diversity. SEL also encourages students to contribute to their communities and society through service-learning and civic engagement.
SOCIAL-EMOTIONAL LEARNING ResearcH found that:
Students who participated in a SEL program feel like their school provides a supportive, encouraging environment.
Students who made academic gains participated in a SEL program with an academic component.
Average gained in standardized tests by students who participated in an SEL program.
Average increase in GPA for students who participated in a SEL program.