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The ‘what’ and ‘why’ of Social Emotional Learning (SEL) and how it can be integrated into all aspects of school life: curriculum, teaching practice and classroom management.

Developed by: Linda Joyce Bruce
Recommended for all educators working with learners from Grades 1 – 6.

What is SEL?

Social Emotional Learning is the process through which children and adults learn the skills and competencies that result in a well-developed level of social-emotional literacy leading to increased success in learning and quality of life.

The six defined SEL competencies covered in the course are self-awareness, self-management, social-awareness, relationship skills, responsible decision-making and optimistic-thinking. The course offers easy-to-apply classroom management and learner development strategies, and includes the download of a grade appropriate teachers manual.

Educators who engage in SEL training and proactively teach a broad-based SEL programme, can realistically expect to enjoy positive outcomes personally, in their classrooms and in the personal development of each learner emotionally, socially and academically.

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Skills and knowledge gained through completing the course:

-­‐ A clear understanding of the practice of SEL.
-­‐ An in depth understanding of each competency and how to integrate it into teacher practice, classroom management and learner development.
-­‐ Reflection on personal areas of strength and development with regards to each competency.

Linda Joyce Bruce:
Linda Bruce: B.Econ. (Industrial Psychology) Stellenbosch University; Published author; Creator, author and teacher of COOL TO BE ME – Grades 1 – 6 SEL curriculum. Linda has been researching, developing and teaching SEL programmes for a decade and is passionate about sharing her knowledge and expertise in the field of SEL for the benefit of all learners and educators.

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