Social Emotional Learning


“Social Emotional Learning (SEL) is the process through which a person acquires and effectively applies the knowledge, attitudes, and skills necessary to understand and manage emotions, feel and show empathy for others, establish and maintain positive relationships, solve problems, make responsible decisions, and set/achieve positive goals.” (Casel.org)

SEL provides our youth the tools and skills they need to be successful at life. It raises their self awareness, in relationship to self, others, and their inner most values and dreams. SEL is the key to empowering individuals from the inside out, growing their EQ (Emotional Intelligence) and, ultimately, their social consciousness. 

"The sad truth is that most U.S. schools don’t foster good mental health or strong connections with friends and nurturing adults. Data show that only 29 percent of sixth- through 12th-grade students report that their schools provide caring, encouraging environments. Another 30 percent of high school students say they engage in high-risk behaviors, such as substance use, sex, violence and even suicide attempts.

A dedicated group of prevention experts — many of them psychologists — has been trying to improve those statistics through an approach called social and emotional learning, or SEL. They believe that if schools teach youngsters to work well with others, regulate their emotions and constructively solve problems, students will be better equipped to deal with life’s challenges, including academic ones." (Tori DeAngelis)

True Connection is here to support parents and teachers in growing the next generation of HiEQ leaders. We are here to grow mindful, empathetic leaders who thrive in adaptability, resiliency, and collaboration for the highest good of all.

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The Facts

EQ = increased succesS

  • High level of EQ can ensure you to get the job more easily: 71% of top managers find EQ more important than IQ, and 59% would immediately reject the candidate with high IQ, but low EI! (Freedman, 2014)

  • EQ will help you to advance further: our EQ is responsible for 58% of our job performance, while IQ accounts only for 4-25% of it. Additionally, more than 90% of high performers have EI above average (Schmidt, 2012).

  • EQ is not only important for your business life: 30-50% of our total marital happiness depends on it. (Batool & Khalid, 2012; Eslami, Hasanzadeh, & Jamshidi, 2014; Nasiri, Marashi, & Raji, 2014)

  • EQ also affects our health: physical, psychosomatic and mental. People who experience uncontrollable destructive emotions on a regular basis have 19% higher chances of heart diseases(Kam, 2015), and a frightening 70% higher chances of developing cancer (Hagan, 2013)

  • Unlike IQ, EQ can be trained! This phenomenon is called `brain plasticity`(Bradberry, 2015). So we can increase our EI level by practicing emotionally intelligent behavior until it becomes our habit and second nature! 

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Bullying Prevention

Recent statistics reveal that 25-33 % of students in the United States are bullied in school. victims of bullying are more likely to: struggle with mental health issues such as depression and anxiety, report feelings of increased sadness and loneliness, experience negative changes in their sleeping and eating habits, loss of interest in activities they use to find enjoyable, experience a decrease  Social Emotional Learning (SEL) is most effective when included as a component in a whole-school intervention plan for bullying prevention (Smith, 2013). in academic performance and may start to skip school or drop out of school (Stopbullying.gov).