Within NeMTSS, the social, emotional and behavioral learning (SEBL) specialists at the Nebraska Center for Research on Children, Youth, Families and Schools (CYFS) provide evidence-based professional development and implementation support to build educators’ capacity to practice, teach and model SEBL competencies among adults and students to improve school climate, culture and learning.
Why is SEBL Essential?
To promote students’ social, emotional and behavioral competence, it is important for schools to have supportive staff environments that foster competence and capacity among the adults on campus. Students experience academic, social, emotional and behavioral success when schools use data to build inclusive and equitable core social, emotional and behavioral practices; develop prevention activities; and implement high-quality interventions to meet students’ needs. When implemented systematically, SEBL integration becomes sustainable within the everyday environment and produces benefits across all settings.
Social, Emotional and Behavioral Learning (SEBL) is the process of fostering social and emotional competencies among students and adults to create safe and supportive environments in which children and youth can have positive behavioral outcomes.
CASEL Core Competencies
CASEL’s SEL Framework fosters knowledge, skills and attitudes across five broad and interrelated competencies:
- Social awareness
- Responsible decision-making