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SEL Spotlight: Relationship Skills

sel basics social skills Jun 12, 2020

SEL Spotlight Series

Welcome back to our Friday Feature where we're going to continue our SEL Spotlight series. Today, we get into Relationship Skills, one of the five competencies that make up Social and Emotional Learning (SEL). We've already covered Self-Awareness, Self-Management, and Social Awareness, so head back to those posts if you want to learn more about these competencies or want a little refresher. 

Relationship Skills

If there was ever a time where our society needed strong relationship skills, this is it. As defined by CASEL, relationship skills include the "ability to establish and maintain healthy and rewarding relationships with diverse individuals and groups." 

Most people inherently get and understand what it means to be in a meaningful relationship. Whether it's with a BFF, a partner, or your children, most people want their relationships to be healthy, rewarding, and long-lasting. 

Just like anything worthwhile, making and...

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SEL Spotlight: Social Awareness

sel basics social skills May 29, 2020

SEL Spotlight Series

For today's Friday Feature, we're gonna continue our SEL Spotlight series. This series is meant to level-up your knowledge of what Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) is and stand behind SEL as the key driver to living a wonderfully balanced and successful life. If you missed any posts in this series, you can still read about self-awareness and self-management, two of the five competencies that make up SEL. 

Social Awareness

As opposed to self-awareness, which is one's ability to focus and reflect on oneself, social awareness is the ability to see others by taking another person's perspective. The ability to take another's perspective is incredibly powerful as it allows for empathy, building meaningful relationships, communicating effectively, and guiding us to behave appropriately across different environments and situations. Having strong social awareness helps us to respect others and...

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COVID Coop Up: Turn Worry into Quality Time, Tip #7

Checking in

How are you doing today? We're hoping that this post finds you safe and healthy. For many of us, we'll continue staying safer at home for the next couple of weeks in order to flatten the curve. However, while many of us are locked down in our homes/apartments, there are people who are facing COVID-19 head on.

Tip #7: Show gratitude to the front line workers

We can't imagine the physical and emotional toll that COVID-19 is having on healthcare workers and first responders. They are the true heroes in the fight against this pandemic. In times like these, showing gratitude especially when we can't help directly, can have a meaningful impact not only for others, but also for ourselves. Here are some ways to show gratitude...

Clap for healthcare workers - All around the world, people are showing their gratitude by clapping outside for healthcare workers during a shift change. Clapping was heard from NYC to Spain to Canada to the UK. Even James Bond...

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