Construye T
promotes socio-emotional
learning (SEL) in school contexts.
Socio-emotional
skills

Construye T

It is a nationwide program implemented in Mexico by the Ministry of Education and the UNDP. It is oriented to public high school students and its goals are to improve school climate and to promote the learning of socio-emotional skills in young students to enhance their present and future wellbeing, so that they can deal with their academic and personal challenges successfully.

Goals

To improve school climate and to promote the socio-emotional learning (SEL) of young students to enhance their present and future wellbeing, so that they can deal with their academic and personal challenges successfully.

Beneficiaries

Construye T is aimed at students, teachers and principals from Mexican public high schools.

What are socio-emotional skills?

They are tools that allow people to understand and regulate their emotions, to feel and show empathy towards others, to establish and develop positive relations, to make responsible decisions, and to set and achieve personal goals.

Benefits

Evidence has shown that socio-emotional learning (SEL) contributes to:

  • Achieve better academic performance.
  • Generate a positive school climate.
  • Achieve successful career paths.
  • Prevent risk behaviors in young people that lead to teenage pregnancy, school dropout, substance abuse, violence, among others.
 
 
 

The skills
Construye T promotes

Based on research findings from psychology, education, economics and neurosciences, Construye T has selected six socio-emotional skills that have proven to be both malleable and related to successsful life outcomes.