Social-emotional learning (SEL) is a framework that encourages students to develop positive self-identities, manage complex emotions, navigate a variety of social situations, build strong relationships with others, and develop empathetic world views. It fosters a healthy and trusting learning environment that can improve student behavior, address inequities in the classroom, and set students up for success both academically and personally. In short, SEL is a crucial aspect of childhood development that should be a part of every district and school curriculum.
Students are dealing with a lot these days. From living through a global pandemic to grappling with cyberbullying and all its iterations, kids without the social and emotional skills to handle these stressors can fall behind in school, exhibit challenging behaviors, and withdraw from relationships. But in classrooms where social-emotional learning is a priority, students learn crucial skills to thrive in school and in life.
According to more than two decades of research, SEL can:
Improve academic performance and classroom behavior
Help students better manage anxiety, depression, and stress levels
Encourage students to have positive attitudes about themselves and the people around them
Impact students over the long term, helping them in college and beyond
Creates an avenue for students to explore their emotions and deepen their understanding of others
Navigate360 is proud to partner with Michigan Virtual to help Michigan schools implement state-funded social-emotional learning and mental health curricula to improve student engagement rates, mitigate learning loss, and provide direct support for student mental health.
To learn more about the available SEL programming for Students, Staff, Parents, and Mental Health & Prevention, fill out the form to be contacted by a representative who can review the program details with you.
We're honored to partner with Michigan Virtual and the state of Michigan to offer social and emotional learning and mental health resources for Michigan students this coming school year.