WHAT ARE WELL-BEING AND SOCIAL-EMOTIONAL LEARNING?
Well-being is defined as the experience of feeling happy and healthy, mentally, emotionally, physically and spiritually. Well-being is strongly associated with having safe and caring relationships with others, a sense of purpose or meaning, and generally feeling satisfied with life.
Social-emotional learning is critical to "developing the skills and competencies related to recognizing and managing emotions, developing care and concern for others, establishing positive relationships, making responsible decisions, setting and achieving positive goals, and handling challenging situations constructively". 1
1. Zins, J. E., Weissberg, R. P., Wang, M. C. & Walberg, H. J (Eds.). (2004). Building Academic Success on Social and Emotional Learning – What Does the Research Say. New York: Teachers College Press