At CLIP we believe that there is a very strong link between social and emotional competence and learning outcomes. In fact, the wellbeing of a student is central to their learning and academic success, and conversely, learning contributes to the wellbeing of students.
Students who behave in pro-social ways and demonstrate high levels of social competency also achieve highly and are more likely to have productive relationships with peers, teachers, family and community. Effective social interactions enhance intellectual skills such as perspective taking and problem solving.
The development of social competencies requires self-regulation in the form of:
- Managing negative emotions
- Goal setting
- Thinking about the rights of others
- Being flexible
- Being resilient