Social Emotional Learning (SEL) is a discipline that deals with the equipping of tools, knowledge, and skills that are important to an individual in attaining a good social relationship with others, manage their emotions, feel and show empathy to others and have set goals which are positive in life. Through this skills and knowledge, most people will be proper positively in life through the education life skills that they acquire. Children especially who attend schools have shown great improvement in different aspects through the social and emotional learning skills that they acquire through undergoing the social-emotional learning curriculum. The benefits that the social and emotional learning has in the life of the students are hence discussed in the text that follows.
The first benefit that individuals get from the social and emotional learning and this especially applies to the children is that it has been able to bring academic success. Discipline is the most important feature for the success in academics and through self-discipline, most students have improved their class performance. Most students fail due to lack of self-realization and through the social and emotional learning, many of them have shown great improvements in their class work which then has been of importance in ensuring that they appreciate themselves more and therefore concentrate more in their academics. This also occurs as a result of the children developing positive attitude towards the school because of the skills that they learn.
The other advantage of the social and emotional learning is that it has been effective in the behavioral change of most individuals. A bad or negative behavior is developed as a result of the inability of the individual to control their anger. This will then be expressed and destructive behavior in school and inappropriate behavior. The social and emotional learning has been of great importance in ensuring that the individuals have proper anger management skills. Such individual will have a good behavior because through this they will be able to control their behavior and have low aggression, they will not be involved in substance abuse and will have a better relationship with the rest at school.
Through social and emotional learning, there has been the advantage of the improved social behavior of the students. Good social life is important for the well-being of people in the society. People with poor social skills will often be in trouble when dealing with others or have poor skills when interacting with others. Through the social and emotional learning, the individuals have shown to improve greatly in schools. This is because of the good relationships that they develop with the fellow students and also with the teachers.