The Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning (CASEL) has devised an integrated framework that spotlights the five Core Competencies of social and emotional learning and includes some of the various methods for teaching them, and settings where they are potentially taught.

Self-awareness: The ability to accurately recognize and assess one’s own emotions, thoughts, strengths, and limitations, and how they influence behavior.

Self-management: The ability to effectively regulate one’s emotions and behaviors, manage stress, control impulses, and motivate oneself.

Social awareness: The ability to empathize with others, take the perspective of others, respect others, and appreciate diversity.

Relationship skills: The ability to form and maintain healthy relationships with diverse individuals or groups; includes communication and listening skills, cooperation, and social engagement.

Responsible decision-making: The ability to make ethical choices, evaluate consequences of various actions, identify and analyze problems, and formulate solutions.