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The Leader in Me Process Endorsed by the Collaborative for Academic, Social Emotional Learning (CASEL) as an Effective Social-Emotional Learning Program

FranklinCovey
Education today announced that after an extensive review, its Leader
in Me model and process has been endorsed by the Collaborative
for Academic, Social Emotional Learning (CASEL)
as a “CASEL
SELect” program. This designation is given to effective
Social-Emotional Learning Programs which have met CASEL’s high-quality
and evidence-based standards.

CASEL is the leading authority in the advancement of social emotional
learning (SEL) in education. CASEL’s
focus on empirical evidence and extensive collaborative efforts has
made it the trusted source for educational administrators and policy
makers seeking guidance on how to effectively advance social emotional
learning (SEL) in their PreK-12 students.

Social
and emotional learning is the process through which children and
adults acquire and effectively apply the knowledge, attitudes, and
skills necessary to understand and manage emotions, set and achieve
positive goals, feel and show empathy for others, establish and maintain
positive relationships, and make responsible decisions. These skills are
foundational to a successful life and career. When applied in
educational settings, social emotional learning strengthens the
development of vital skills, such as responsibility, resilience, focus,
goal-setting, prioritization, empathy, communication, collaboration and
motivation.

“We are thrilled that Leader in Me has received this prestigious
designation as an evidence-based, CASEL SELect program,” said Sean
Covey, FranklinCovey Education President. “During the CASEL review
process, we had the opportunity to show evidence of how the training,
practices, and core content in Leader in Me promote and advance
the teaching and development of social and emotional skills across all
five CASEL settings, including classroom, school, family, community and
general. This designation as a CASEL SELect program clearly demonstrates
the impact of the Leader in Me approach and close alignment to
social emotional learning.”

CASEL has identified 22 strategies that have been found to promote and
advance the teaching and development of social emotional skills. The 22
strategies are broad and comprehensive, so as to cover many types of SEL
programs and approaches, with no expectation that a single program or
approach will have specific training or materials to meet all of the
strategies. The Leader in Me process was recognized as utilizing
19 of the 22 CASEL-identified strategies.

CASEL’s review
of the Leader in Me can now be found among their SELect
Elementary Programs online and will be listed in the CASEL
Program Guide: Preschool and Elementary Edition, which is due
out later this year. These both provide a systematic framework for
school districts to evaluate the quality of social and emotional
programs, and applies the framework to identify and rate well-designed,
evidence-based SEL programs with potential for broad dissemination to
schools across the United States. As a CASEL SELect program, Leader
in Me meets the following criteria:

Leader
in Me is a K-12 whole-school improvement model and
process — developed in partnership with a global community of educators
— that empowers students with the social and emotional, leadership and
life skills they need to thrive in the 21st century. The
evidence-based process helps students learn how to become self-reliant,
take initiative, plan ahead, set and track goals, do their homework,
prioritize their time, manage their emotions, be considerate of others,
express their viewpoint persuasively, resolve conflicts, find creative
solutions, value differences and live a balanced life.

Leader in Me utilizes and integrates several leadership,
social-emotional learning, quality, and educational models and processes
from past and current thought leaders, including The 4 Essential
Roles of Leadership and The 4 Disciplines of Execution. The
7 Habits of Highly Effective People is also a key component of the
overall Leader in Me process, and is a synthesis of universal,
timeless principles of personal, interpersonal and organizational
effectiveness, such as responsibility, vision, integrity, teamwork,
collaboration and renewal.

Leader in Me aligns with CASEL’s five core social-emotional
learning competencies on a student level, which are: self-awareness,
self-management, social awareness and relationship skills. Learn
how the models emphasize the need for students to develop regulation and
management of self to cultivate skills which foster successful
relationships with others.

As students develop SEL competencies, which align with the 7 Habits,
their ability to apply the habits in their academic pursuits, as well as
other areas of their lives, expands. When paired with an empowering
school environment (physical and emotional), student voice and choice,
and student-led learning — all of which are part of the Leader
in Me framework — leadership competencies transfer into lifelong
skills for success.

An extensive body of rigorous research, including randomized control
trials, longitudinal follow-ups and multiple replications, demonstrates
that education that promotes social and emotional learning gets better
results, and that teachers in all academic areas can effectively teach
SEL. The findings come from multiple fields and sources that include
student achievement, neuroscience, health, employment, psychology,
classroom management, learning theory, economics and the prevention of
youth problem behaviors.

Social and emotional learning programs, which previously have shown
immediate improvements in mental health, social skills and academic
achievement, continue to benefit students for months and even years to
come, according to a 2017 meta-analysis from CASEL, the University of
Illinois at Chicago, Loyola University and the University of British
Columbia.

Up to 18 years later, students exposed to SEL in school continue to do
better than their peers on a number of indicators: positive social
behaviors and attitudes, skills such as empathy and teamwork, and
academics. And they have fewer conduct problems, less emotional distress
and lower drug use, among many other benefits. The analysis looked at 82
research studies involving about 100,000 students in the U.S. and
abroad. Learn
more.

The Leader in Me process has been adopted by nearly 4,000 public,
private and charter schools in more than 50 countries. It is having a
significant, measurable
impact on schools all over the world, and in the lives of millions
of students, parents, teachers and administrators, as is evidenced by
findings resulting from initial evaluation studies conducted by
third-party research organizations and leading academic institutions.

To learn more about how Leader in Me aligns with the CASEL
framework, competencies and strategies, please visit: https://casel.org/core-competencies
/

For more information about the process and the impact Leader in Me
is having, visit:http://www.theleaderinme.org/http://www.theleaderinme.org/what-is-the-impact/

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