How SEL Sets Up Students for Long-Term Success Outside of the Classroom

Social-Emotional Learning (SEL) is not only beneficial for students inside the classroom, but outside as well. One of the goals of SEL is to provide students with the tools to develop widely desired job qualifications, or soft skills, to help them later in their adult lives. Soft skills can include cooperation, communication, and problem solving. Here are a few ways SEL helps set up students for success outside of the classroom:

Working With Others

Social-Emotional Learning teaches students how to respect and value each other and their opinions. It helps students cooperate with one another and work as a team, a highly sought after soft skill for future employers. Learning to collaborate on a team at school can improve potential relationship skills and communication skills not only with work, but with many aspects of their everyday lives.

Less Behavior Related Issues

SEL helps with identifying and managing potential or early signs of problems such as mental illness. Diagnosing and treating said issues along with learning how to manage them at an early age can be unimaginably beneficial to the individual down the road. Along with this, SEL aids in helping students learn about and manage stress, anxiety, and depression.

Improved Potential Careers

Learning soft skills such as communication and problem solving can go a long way, especially when starting a career. Most employers seek out people that have experience with soft skills. Learning these skills early on and developing experience and a portfolio with said skills can increase the likelihood of getting a job and developing a career. Social-Emotional Learning can also be associated with more job opportunities and even higher pay.

Sage Day, a private, accredited, therapeutic school in Northern, New Jersey, helps prepare students in the long-term by teaching them the social and emotional skills they need for their adult lives. Check us out online and learn about our curriculum today!