The SEAK Project, Phase III, is a 3 year project of the CMHA NS. SEAK is working to develop and expand social and emotional learning (SEL) in Atlantic Canada » LEARN MORE »
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Social & Emotional Learning (SEL) is the process of learning the fundamental skills needed to succeed in life and a way to maintain and improve positive mental health.
SEL has been proven to help children develop the necessary skills to:
Better identify emotions
Develop healthy relationships
Make good decisions
Behave both ethically and responsibly
Decrease aggressive behaviour
SEL has direct benefits for academic achievement, readiness, engagement, motivation, and adjustment of students. SEL impacts the school climate and enhances relationships school-wide, with a whole-school approach to SEL positively impacting student wellness » LEARN MORE
The OECD has proposed assessment criteria for the measurement of global competence in the 2018 PISA tests. This includes assessing empathy and attitudes around openness, respect, global-mindedness, and responsibility of students. Fostering these social and emotional skills is the foundation of SEL. » LEARN MORE