Social Emotional Learning
Social Emotional Learning (SEL) is the process through which children and adults acquire the knowledge, attitudes, and skills they need to recognize and manage their emotions, demonstrate caring and concern for others, establish positive relationships, make responsible decisions, and handle challenging situations constructively.
SEL is best achieved through a layered approach of skills lessons, infusion of practices into the regular curricula and classroom activities, and delivery in an environment of safety, respect, and caring in which SEL values are modeled.
This website and the SEL Coordinators are here to help staff enrich and supplement what they are already doing to support the social and emotional skills of students.
The SEL team can help by providing the following:
- Resources for SEL curricula for ages 5-21 and diverse student populations
- Information about pilot social-emotional curricula and projects in the district
- Assistance in accessing training in SEL practices and curricula
- Information about strategies to support students in acquiring social emotional skills
- Classroom observation and mentoring in the social emotional domain
- Training on SEL topics, such as the Scholastic MindUP Curriculum
- Support in developing a building crisis response team that includes restoration of the school community
- Help accessing Intermediate District 287 SEL website resources
- Ideas for incorporating movement and learning
- Work-based and experiential social emotional interventions
- Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (PBIS)
- Funding for professional learning opportunities available through conferences
- Supplemental materials that support SEL
- Support for whole-building initiatives such as Professional Crisis Management (PCM) training
- Collaborative Problem Solving Approach (CPS)