Social Emotional Learning (SEL) is the umbrella for social engineering concepts that have infiltrated our schools such as Critical Race Theory, gender ideology, equity, Comprehensive Sex Education and even with religious overtones.

Christian Schools Should Not be Duped by Social Emotional Learning

Social Emotional Learning is widely used in our public schools and is infiltrating private schools, including Christian schools. In this article, Alen & Julie Quist examine the suitability of SEL in schools in general and specifically in Christian schools.

Quists’ article was featured in Alpha News, Christian schools should reject social-emotional learning.

About SEL

Don’t be fooled! Social Emotional Learning has been given many names (“knowledge-based learning,” literature-based,” “data driven program”) that make it more “sellable,” more appealing but regardless of the name, it is still the same ideology.

Teachers are trained in “mapping cultural values” which means identifying a student’s “personal cultural values and preferences.” This information is collected in a “data dashboard” and measured to see whether an individual demonstrates change in regard to attitudes, feelings and behaviors. The results are entered into a national SEL data bank. It is an invasion of privacy.

  • Will Your Children Soon Be Eating Bugs?
    In this CPL email update, discover how the globalists at the UN recognize the usefulness of SEL in reshaping and transforming your child into a compliant, controllable, predictable, champion of every Sustainable Development Goal. Behavioral modification (SEL in classrooms) is used to reach their goals (i.e., psychological manipulation, brainwashing and mindfulness training).
  • 15 Harmful Effects of SEL (PDF)
    You will want to read this comprehensive guide with references to understand the full scope of what Social Emotional Learning is and the dangers this curriculum presents.
  •  SEL a Vehicle for Critical Race Theory and Equity
    According to CASEL, the leading national developer, promoter, and funder of SEL, the highly touted 5 SEL competencies are benign values to be inculcated into all students, forming the new core of “transformational education.” However, according to their own documentation, the 5 SEL competencies are to be interpreted and applied through an “Equity” lens. The 5 SEL core competencies that are Cultural Marxist indoctrination are rapidly replacing academics as our nation’s core curriculum.

As explained in these articles, SEL or more accurately the program of in-school “psychological training” for children has become a major vehicle for the Critical Race Theory movement.

SEL Guides

SEL Videos

  • Social Emotional Learning Webinar (25 minute video)
    A Child Protection League webinar by Barb Anderson that explains what SEL is and how it is affecting children in our schools.

Ways SEL Is Implemented

Transformative Mindfulness Education

  • What Does “Mindfulness” Have To Do With Education?
    Mindfulness is one of many SEL competencies which have replaced academic mastery in public education, shifting curriculum away from academic content, facts, and information to a psychosocial focus on the whole child– body, mind, and spirit.
  • SEL and Spirituality: Instructional Implications
    This article introduces and promotes the dangerous idea that training students into the practice of eastern spirituality called Mindfulness by incorporating it into the teaching of SEL is acceptable.

In the Classroom and Beyond

  • CASEL Advancing Social Emotional Learning
    The biggest advocate pushing SEL into the classroom is CASEL. Althought it sounds good, beware of the underlying goals for SEL. Their website states, “The Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning is helping make evidence-based social and emotional learning an integral part of education from preschool through high school.” (emphasis added)
  • University of Minnesota Extension Using SEL
    SEL has even infiltrated youth development programs such as 4-H. SEL sounds inviting and educational but ask yourself what and whose values are the children learning? Listen to the “politically correct” words used in children’s vocabulary — “safe spaces, cultural responsiveness, Indigenous Circles, work father…” Notice also that data is gathered using incentives, such as candy, Instagram, etc., which in turn is used to produce “best practices” research.