Social-emotional learning is essential and there is a growing national conversation about the intersection of Social-Emotional Learning and Arts Education. There is complete integration between the four artistic processes (Creating, Performing, Responding, Connecting) and the five Social-Emotional Learning competencies (Self-Awareness, Self-Management, Social Awareness, Responsible Decision Making, Relationship Skills). Explore the resources on this page and join the conversation.
There is a great deal of research to demonstrate that arts-based learning often leads to profound impact, with outcomes such as improvements in student learning and mastery, student engagement, and positive school culture and climate. Participation in the arts fosters collaboration, empathy, and critical thinking.