ASD's mission is to prepare all students for success in life. This includes arming students with the skills necessary to compete in today's workforce. Each of the social and emotional learning standards have a direct correlation with the Youth Employability Skills (YES!) identified by chief executive officers, personnel directors and other employer representatives as critical to good employees. Check out the Want a Great Career? poster on the Alaska Career Ready website to learn more about these skills.
SEL Supports What Employers Wants
SEL makes good things happen for students. Research has shown that skills like managing your emotions, showing consideration and demonstrating responsibility can be taught by schools and those skills can withstand whatever pressures students may encounter outside of the school day.