The First Social Emotional Learning Political Action Committee
Emotional Intelligence or EQ
The capacity to be aware of, manage, and express one’s emotions, to handle interpersonal relationships judiciously and empathetically. This ability to blend thinking and feeling to make optimal decisions is key to having a successful personal and professional life.
Social Emotional Learning
Typically referred to as SEL, Social Emotional Learning is the process through which children and adults acquire and effectively 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.
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LetUSLead is a non-partisan, state-based Political Action Committee (PAC) that raises money to support the election of candidates who believe Social Emotional Learning (SEL) is the missing piece public school students need to succeed in a 21st century workforce. LetUSLead candidates are committed to implementing SEL standards and practices within their constituencies.
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The way people manage their emotions matters for personal growth and to the success of the broader society and economy.
Motivation, sociability, the ability to work with others. Attention, self regulation, self esteem, ability to defer gratification … along with cognitive skills [they] determine success in school, in the labor force, and in life itself.