Social-Emotional Learning (SEL)

  • Social-emotional learning (SEL) is an integral part of education and human development. Through SEL, students acquire and apply the knowledge, skills, and attitudes needed to develop healthy identities, manage emotions, achieve personal and collective goals, feel and show empathy for others, establish and maintain supportive relationships, and make responsible and caring decisions.

    The five core competencies of social-emotional learning are designed to provide a clear framework from which to teach skills that will benefit students throughout their lives in situations ranging from school and work to families and other communities.

    The 5 core SEL competencies

    • Self-Awareness
    • Self-Management
    • Responsible Decision Making
    • Social Awareness
    • Relationship Skills

    Over the past few years, District 2 has focused on incorporating SEL at the District, building, and classroom levels. Our goal is to create a learning environment where students show up eager to learn; feel a sense of connectedness to their school and teachers; and feel safe and are able to perform to their fullest potential.