School Climate, Culture & Emotional Intelligence






Emotional and Social Intelligence (ESI) refers to the competencies linked to self-awareness, self-management, social awareness and relationship management, which enable people to understand and manage their own and others’ emotions in social interactions.

Emotional Intelligence (EQ )matters.  Academically and socially, children who learn these skills are better prepared to deal with the adversities of life, to learn from mistakes, to reframe difficult situations, and to adapt to life’s constantly changing circumstances.  (Durlak & Weissberg, 2011).

The Missing Piece

NJDOE School Climate and Culture

Healthy Classrooms, Social – Emotional Learning and Brain Intelligence

Edutopia Social and Emotional Learning

Collaborative for Social and Emotional Learning