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Promote and Support
Social Emotional Learning
in New Mexico
We are a grassroots, non-partisan, not-for-profit movement to ensure that all children in New Mexico have the conditions and skills to thrive emotionally, socially, culturally, linguistically, and cognitively, as well as academically in learning and in life.
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To promote community and statewide awareness for SEL and its impact.
To advocate for state and local policies and funding to support high-quality, culturally affirming, universal SEL.
To support high quality, equity- focused SEL practices and professional learning.
To connect SEL stakeholders across the state to learn and share research, advocacy, and best practices.
What is SEL? Going Deeper in the Definition
Social and emotional learning (SEL) is integral to human development and education. Through reliable developmental relationships, young people learn who they are and imagine who they might become as healthy, contributing adults in their communities. SEL begins with the adults in the lives of young people. Through SEL, young people and adults develop
and apply the knowledge, skills, and attitudes to:
- develop healthy identities,
- understand and manage emotions,
- show empathy for others,
- establish and maintain supportive relationships,
- achieve personal and collective goals, and
- make responsible caring decisions.
An extensive body of rigorous research (including randomized control trials, longitudinal follow-ups, and multiple replications) demonstrates that education that promotes SEL gets results, and that teachers in all academic areas can effectively teach SEL. Evidence demonstrates that social and emotional learning (SEL) improves mental health, social skills and behavior, academic achievement, and college and career readiness.
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