Social emotional learning is the process through
    which children acquire and apply the knowledge,
    attitudes, and skills necessary to understand and
    manage emotions, set and achieve positive goals,
    feel and show empathy for others, establish and
    maintain positive relationships, and make
    responsible decisions.

    These skills are quite a bit different from the traditional 
    "reading,writing and arithmetic” taught in schools, 
    but research has proven that social emotional skills
    are essential to success in school, work, and life.
    Furthermore, building social emotional learning helps students
    gain resilience, which is the capacity to recover
    quickly from difficulties.