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New and updated resources for social-emotional learning

Tuesday, August 16, 2022

The Iowa Department of Education has released new resources on the Social-Emotional Learning webpage. They are:

Social-emotional learning is a critical component to ensuring full access to an education for Iowa’s learners. Social-emotional learning is broken into five competencies:

  • Self-awareness is the ability to accurately recognize one’s own emotions, thoughts, and experiences and how they influence behavior. It is the ability to accurately assess one’s strengths and limitations, with a well-grounded sense of confidence, optimism and a “growth mindset.”
  • Self-management is the ability to regulate one’s emotions, thoughts and behaviors effectively in different situations and to achieve goals and aspirations.
  • Social awareness is the ability to understand the perspectives of and empathize with others, including those from diverse backgrounds, cultures and contexts.
  • Relationship skills include the ability to establish and maintain healthy and supportive relationships and to effectively navigate settings with diverse individuals and groups.
  • Responsible decision making is the ability to make caring and constructive choices about personal behavior and social interactions across diverse situations.

Read more about social-emotional learning.

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Printed from the Iowa Department of Education website on October 03, 2022 at 10:26am.