Social and Emotional Learning

Social and Emotional Learning

More and more research points to social and emotional skills—like cooperating and helping others—as the foundation of thriving in life. Students with strong skills in these areas get along better with their peers. They are also more likely to graduate with higher grades and do better professionally.

BCS values mindfulness and affective skills in students so that they develop behaviors and attitudes to do well in their personal and professional lives. SEL helps the students to live and interact with their classmates, handle the demands of the academic and non-academic curriculum with resilience and continuously build upon their learning.

The Social and Emotional Learning programme at BCS is based on the strategies identified by the Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning (CASEL). It identifies five key areas (core competencies) that make up SEL:

  • Self-awareness, like identifying emotions, recognizing strengths and needs, and developing a growth mindset
  • Self-management, like managing emotions, controlling impulses, and setting goals
  • Social awareness, like seeing things from other people’s perspective, showing empathy, and appreciating diversity
  • Relationship skills, like communication, cooperation, and conflict resolution
  • Responsible decision-making, including thinking about the consequences of personal behavior


We proudly announce that we are one among the authorised IB World School – Primary Year Programme in Qatar.​