Growth Mindset

What is one of the most important aspects of SEL? Well, before this turns into a whole debate, one of the most important aspects of SEL is having a growth mindset. Now what does it mean to have a growth mindset? Having a growth mindset means that you believe that you are always learning and […]


Teamwork is an important part of life and SEL. As we go through life, there are many situations where we need to act and play like a team – we see this in many situations such as educators working together to make sure their students are growing or a sales team making sure they hit […]

Mindfulness Tool Kit

May: Spring Meditation “Do you have two minutes? That’s enough time to recharge and refocus. Take a quick break to enjoy this spring-inspired guided meditation, led by Neda Gould, Ph.D., director of the Johns Hopkins Mindfulness Program. #MindfulMeditation #JohnsHopkins” April: Mindful Eating Mindful Eating is the practice of involving all senses while eating and focusing […]

Shrink the Monster

Arguments happen and hopefully you will be able to resolve the conflict. In this blog post we at SEL4CT want to discuss ways to both help you resolve the conflict and ways to muddle through it. Managing conflict is an important part of our daily life, as there is always going to be someone who […]


Resilience – an important product of social emotional learning. Positive Psychology describes resilience as the ability to “bounce back” after a challenging situation. Very Well Mind notes that people with resilience tend to SEL skills to cope and recover from life’s challenges and hardships (such as divorce, failure, illness, and job loss) instead of falling […]


An important skill learned through SEL is Self-Control. Very Well Mind explains that self-control is one’s ability to regulate emotions, behaviors, and reactions to increase positive outcomes in a situation and achieve SMART goals (see our Resilience blog for a little more information on SMART goals). Self-control is not just about desirable outcomes though, it […]

Success in Failure

Failure is an unavoidable part of life and it is an important part of life too. As Ellen DeGeneres says “It’s failure that gives you the proper perspective on success,” and she couldn’t be closer to the truth. Failure not only helps to provide you with a more confident perspective on success, but it offers […]

Don’t Fall into Disappointment Valley

As we discussed in our post about failure, success is not everything, but it can cause disappointment when we are unable to achieve our goals. Disappointment, like failure, is something that we face throughout our life – it is something that a lot of us faced to a great deal throughout the Covid-19 pandemic. I […]

Self-Care Check Up

It has been a while since we have discussed self-care and now is as good a time as ever to bring it back into discussion. First, we want to remind you of the importance of practicing self-care as it can improve both mental and psychical health. Self-care is not all sunshine and bubble baths, but […]

Intentional SEL

Intentionality: to act with purpose, and one of the most important aspects of SEL practitioners. SEL is based on the intention of teaching social and emotional skills. So it only makes sense that SEL4CT discusses what it means to bring intentionality to SEL, right? With that in mind, let’s get the discussion started.  Now it […]