Well-implemented SEL programs positively impact students' success in school. Social-emotional skills-such as problem-solving, self-regulation, impulse control, and empathy help improve academics, reduce negative social behaviors like bullying, and create positive classroom climates.
Social-emotional skills also help children successfully manage everyday life. They help students focus, make good decisions, and become supportive members of their community well beyond school.
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