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TEACHING SELF AWARENESS TO SPECIAL EDUCATION STUDENTS

sel Jan 31, 2021

 

SEL {Social and Emotional Learning} has always been important, but perhaps now, more than ever! Taking care of our kiddos social and emotional health is finally starting to get the attention it deserves. 

What Is SEL?

SEL refers to learning how to manage and understand our emotions. It helps us to develop the necessary social skills to maintain positive feelings and positive relationships.

 SEL has 5 main skill areas, as outlined by CASEL {The Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning}:

1. Self Awareness

2. Self Management

3. Social Awareness

4. Relationship Skills

5. Decision Making

 

These 5 skill areas are critical for all children to learn as they are moving through school {and life}, but for kiddos with special needs, it can be very challenging.

Each skill area has many splinter skills embedded in each one.

Special education students often have skill deficits in several if not all of these areas. In other words, there is, a...

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