Social & Emotional Support
Social and Emotional Learning is the process through which children and adolescents learn the skills and attitudes they need to be able to:
- Develop positive relationships with others.
- Make responsible and healthy choices.
- Show others that they care or are concerned about them.
- Recognize and manage their own emotions.
- Be able to handle difficult social situations.
Our students will be taught skills in the following areas:
1. Relationship Skills
What do Relationship Skills look like?
- Cooperating with others.
- Asking for help when you need it.
- Working through conflict with peers and adults.
- Negotiating with others.
- Building relationships.
2. Responsible Decision Making
What does Responsible Decision Making look like?
- Identifying and solving problems in a healthy way.
- Looking at all of the options before making a decision.
- Reflecting on your choices.
- Social Awareness
What does Social Awareness look like?
- Empathy or being able to put yourself in someone else’s shoes.
- Showing respect to others.
- Understanding another’s perspective.
- Recognizing that everyone is different and that is okay.
What does Self-Awareness look like?
- Identifying and honoring your needs, strengths and values.
- Seeing yourself for who you really are instead of what other people say you are.
- Believing in your ability to achieve, solve problems, and reach goals.
What does Self-Management look like?
- Setting goals for yourself.
- Being organized.
- Managing your stress so it doesn’t become overwhelming.
- Keeping your impulses in check.
- Self-motivation to complete tasks and achieve goals.
For more information on SEL, please visit www.Casel.org