Social and Emotional Learning (SEL)

Social and emotional learning (SEL) is the process through which children and adults understand and manage emotions, set and achieve positive goals, feel and show empathy for others, establish and maintain positive relationships, and make responsible decisions.  

This is Harding’s 4th year partnering with the Mayerson Academy.  They provide a program that helps students recognize and apply their own unique combination of strengths as they learn how to navigate the world. Using their strengths, students explore how to be the best version of themselves inside and outside school.  Unique in the field of SEL programming, Mayerson applies the science of character strengths to the practice of teaching and learning. This research-based approach to improving students’ social and emotional learning (SEL) skills through the lens of character strengths impacts school culture, accelerating the change process through the powerful combination of three critical elements:
The science of character strengths; 2. Social and emotional learning addressing five interrelated sets of competencies — self- awareness, self-management, social awareness, relationships skills, and decision- making; 3. Flexible PS-8 curriculum, tools, and parental resources supporting customization and innovation.