Adult social and emotional learning is not that different from a child’s learning. Adults have just had much more time to settle into healthy and unhealthy ways of living and behaving. By practicing SEL as adults we realize we are all works in progress, but we are also role models in how to act and live to the people around us. As adults we need social and emotional skills to manage our emotions in good times and bad, to work with others in teams in our jobs or social groups and to achieve our goals with a growth mindset.
Mindful.org. A site for the practice of mindfulness and meditation.
The Reflective Mind. Group activities to practice mindfulness.
Mindfulness4u.org. Games to practice mindfulness.
Someone with a growth mindset sees their brain as a muscle that can change and grow with us. They see learning as a way to train the brain and that our intelligence and abilities can always improve. Failure is just another way to learn how to do it better next time.
Self-Awareness is when one has a realistic understanding of his or her strengths and opportunities, and focusing on self-improvement.
Self-Management refers to a person’s ability to control his or her emotions and behaviors to complete tasks and try new and challenging things.
Social-Awareness is a ones capacity to interact and relate to others, recognize that their behavior impacts others, and the ability to understand and respect diversity.
Relationship Skills are how one successfully uses skills to practice socially acceptable actions that lead to lasting positive connections with others.
RESPONSIBLE DECISION MAKING
Responsible Decision Making is a one’s ability to problem solve effectively, recognize what they value, and accept responsibility for their actions and behaviors.