Social Emotional Learning Competencies

Ignite Student Growth Across Key SEL Competencies

Mosaic by ACT SEL framework builds upon the five core CASEL competencies: Self-Awareness, Self-Management, Responsible Decision Making, Relationship Skills, and Social Awareness. These competencies drive positive gains in academic achievement and student well-being.

A Conversation Toolkit: Four Questions about Social and Emotional Learning

ACT researchers provide language, exercises, and research to help guide social and emotional learning conversations by answering the most frequently asked questions around the perceived value and importance of social and emotional skills.  

Help Students Develop Social and Emotional Skills

A toolkit with free lessons and links to help you guide students as they navigate college and career readiness with social and emotional skills.

Forge Connections Across Competencies

The five competencies in our framework complement and reinforce one another. Substantial SEL research validates that building skills in one SEL domain increases opportunities for growth in others. Students and educators pursue a combined, holistic approach to learning that fosters success.

Sustaining Effort

How actions demonstrate diligence, effort, organization, self-control, and compliance with the rules.

Getting Along with Others

How actions demonstrate positive interactions and cooperation with others, and kindness, friendliness, and tactfulness.

Maintaining Composure

How actions demonstrate relative calmness, serenity, and the ability to manage emotions effectively.

Keeping an Open Mind

How actions demonstrate open-mindedness and curiosity about a variety of ideas, beliefs, people, and experiences

Socializing with Others

How actions demonstrate a preference for social interaction, assertiveness in social situations, and optimism.

School Climate

Builds positive school climate and measures key areas such as relationships with school personnel and school safety.

A deep dive into how some of our SEL resources work and how they can help your community. 

Alignment with CASEL's SEL Framework

The Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning (CASEL) is the nation’s leader in supporting and influencing SEL practices and policies. ACT SEL programs are aligned with CASEL's core SEL competencies.


CASEL (outer circle)
Mosaic by ACT SEL (inner circle)

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