Many students lack the social and emotional skills they need to learn and grow, or they possess them but require ongoing support to reach their full potential. As a teacher, educating students successfully is impossible when students are unable to properly involve in the learning process. Scientific studies of high-quality SEL programs have shown the positive impact these programs can have on school success.

CARSEL places more importance on dynamic learning techniques, the simplification of skills across situations, and the growth of social decision-making and problem-solving skills that can be applied in many situations. Moreover, social and emotional education is targeted to help students develop the attitudes, behaviours, and understandings to become “healthy and competent” overall—socially, emotionally, academically, and physically—because of the close relationship among these domains.

CARSEL’s approach includes classroom instruction, extracurricular activities, an empathetic school climate, and involvement in community service. This includes helping schools have curriculums inculcated with SEL. In classroom-based programs, teachers improve students’ social and emotional capability through instruction and systematized learning experiences throughout the day. The approach includes recognizing an array of interrelated skills, attitudes, values, and domains of information that lay a basis for positive development and behavior.


  • Making Thinking Visible (MTV), Developed at Project Zero, HGSE | David Perkins & Ron Ritchhart

Learning is a consequence of thinking and, to foster thinking, it is required to make thinking routines visible. Our classrooms must become into cultures of thinking.

  • The Ability Model of Emotional Intelligence| John Mayor & Peter Salovey

The ability to accurately perceive emotions, identify and label those emotions in self and others and to effectively regulate those emotions to promote emotional and intellectual growth.

  • The Person Centered Approach | Carl Rogers

The person-centered approach helps provide people with an opportunity to develop a sense of self where they can realize how their attitudes, emotions and behavior are being adversely affected.


  • Pre-teens
  • Teenagers
  • Youth
  • Teachers
  • Parents
  • Educational Administrators


Students normally receive SEL through a specific SEL program delivered at school. Although programs vary in scope, in general, they aim to teach students how to:

  • Identify, understand, regulate, handle emotions well and also sustain positive emotions
  • Sustain positive and collaborative learning, relax and focus on learning
  • Avoidadversebehaviours
  • Make positive and responsible decisions
  • Understand, analyze and solve problems cooperatively
  • Make empathic connections with others
  • Become socially responsible, ethically enlightened and mutually respectful