Social & Emotional Learning

At Cottonwood Day School we teach to the whole child.  In order for students to reach their full potential in school and in life, schools must provide instruction on academics and social and emotional skills. Providing instruction in Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) helps children resolve conflicts peacefully, handle emotions positively, empathize, and make responsible decisions. 

What is 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.