Social Emotional Learning Part VI

Engagement Description


The most significant goal for all children is the successful navigation of identity formation, while simultaneously growing their self-worth. As children understand who they are and what matters to them, they can relate as a separate entity instead of being a follower. Without working toward a stable sense of self, children will feel torn between fitting in and feeling unique. This represents the CASEL core competency of Self Awareness

Learning Objectives

  1. Appreciate the significance of identify formation in children and how it impacts learning.
  2. Explore the PSEL’s that aid students in developing their sense of self and self-worth.
  3. Attune to specific barriers impeding these developmental processes.

About the Author

Jared Scherz, Ph.D., M.Ed., ACS

Jared Scherz, Ph.D., M.Ed., ACS

Dr. Scherz is a clinical psychologist, author, and educational consultant, working with educators for over twenty years. He earned his Master's in Education from Penn State University and went on to be an elementary school guidance counselor before earning his Ph.D.

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