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Social Emotional Learning


In a world where emotional intelligence is critical for lifelong happiness, successful careers, and healthier relationships, social-emotional learning (SEL) is the process through which children and adults can better understand, manage, and express emotions and empathy, develop positive relationships, and make responsible decisions. SEL curricula teach children techniques that help them gain confidence, set and achieve positive goals, collaborate well, and navigate the world more effectively—adding a highly valuable dimension to education in the classroom.


Daniel K. Inouye Elementary School, along with the six other elementary schools in the Leilehua Complex, adopted the Second Step Social Emotional Learning curriculum in 2017.  It is an approved and recommended by the Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning (CASEL).


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