Self-Awareness Understanding your emotions and thoughts and how they influence your behavior.
Skills include: identifying emotions, self-perception, recognizing strengths, self-confidence, and self-efficacy.
Self-efficacy is the belief in your ability to succeed in specific situations or accomplishment of a task.
Self-Management The ability to regulate your emotions and behaviors in different situations and to set and work toward goals.
Skills include: executive function and self-regulation, stress-management, and self-discipline.
Executive function and self-regulation are the mental processes that enable us to plan, focus attention, remember instructions, and juggle multiple tasks successfully. Our brains need this skill set to filter distractions, prioritize tasks, set and achieve goals, and control impulses.
Responsible Decision-Making The ability to make positive choices and take responsibility for positive and negative outcomes.
Skills include: identifying problems, analyzing situations, solving problems, and reflection.
Social Awareness The ability to take the perspective of and empathize with others.
Skills include: empathy, appreciating differences, and respect.
Relationship Skills The ability to establish and maintain healthy and meaningful relationships with others.
Skills include: communicating clearly, listening, cooperation, resisting negative pressure, resolving conflicts, and supporting one another.
Emotional intelligence is your ability to recognize and understand emotions in yourself and others, and your ability to use this awareness to manage your behavior and relationships.
Social Emotional Development
Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) is the process through which we understand and manage emotions, set and achieve positive goals, feel and show empathy for others, establish and maintain positive relationships and make responsible decisions that are vital for school, work, and life success.
People with strong social-emotional skills are better able to cope with everyday challenges and benefit academically, professionally, and socially. From effective problem-solving to self-discipline, from impulse control to emotion management and more, SEL provides a foundation with positive, long-term effects on kids, adults, and communities.