Social & Emotional Learning 

Social and emotional learning (SEL) is the process through which children and adults acquire and effectively apply the knowledge, attitudes, and skills necessary to understand and manage emotions, set and achieve positive goals, feel and show empathy for others, establish and maintain positive relationships, and make responsible decisions.

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Self-Awareness

Ability to

  • describe the physical responses common to a range of emotions

  • evaluate ways of dealing with upsetting situations

  • identify factors that lead to stress (both positive and negative) and identify physical reactions to stress

  • recognize emotions as indicators of situations in need of attention

  • practice self-calming techniques  

  • identify reliable adults, school resources, community resources that support student (your) success

  • recognize the outside influences on personal development (body image, self esteem, behavior, etc)

  • identify what you like about yourself (even if that may be atypical for your age/gender compared to peers)

  • develop friendship, social, academic, life, and longterm goals

  • set both short term and long term goals

  • monitor progress on goals & evaluate level of achievement in regards to goals

  • identify who has and who can help you achieve goals

Social-Awareness

Ability to

  • describe others' feeling in a variety of situations

  • see things from another person's perspective

  • predict how one's own behavior may affect the feelings of another person

  • interpret nonverbal communication cues​

  • describe the basic rights of all individuals regardless of social, economic, or cultural differences

  • use strategies to build relationships with others that are different from oneself

  • identify bullying and unwelcome teasing

  • advocate for oneself and others​

  • distinguish between positive and negative peer pressure

  • demonstrate graciousness in winning and losing

  • demonstrate ability to assume leadership and be a team player in achieving group goals

  • participate in setting and enforcing class rules

  • identify refusal skills for unsafe behaviors and negative peer pressure (drugs, alcohol, gang, violence)

  • understand that conflict is a natural part of life

  • analyze and utilize appropriate approaches to deal with conflict

  • include others in group activities

  • identify factors that contribute to violence (inappropriate management of anger)

  • identify strategies for avoiding and reducing violence

Self-Management

Ability to

  • describe the physical responses common to a range of emotions

  • evaluate ways of dealing with upsetting situations

  • identify factors that lead to stress (both positive and negative) and identify physical reactions to stress

  • recognize emotions as indicators of situations in need of attention

  • practice self-calming techniques  ​​

  • Identify reliable adults, school resources, community resources that support student (your) success

  • Recognize the outside influences on personal development (body image, self esteem, behavior, etc)

  • Identify what you like about yourself (even if that may be atypical for your age/gender compared to peers)​

  • Develop friendship, social, academic, life, and longterm goals

  • Set both short term and long term goals

  • Monitor progress on goals & evaluate level of achievement in regards to goals

  • Identify who has and who can help you achieve goals

Responsible Decision-Making

Ability to

  • describe how different points of voice could affect your decision making process

  • explain and understand why it is important to follow rules and meet expectations

  • recognize that an individual is responsible for his/her own behavior​

  • identify healthy alternatives to risky behaviors

  • evaluate strategies to promote school success

  • identify tools to manage time better

  • demonstrate an ability to set priorities, stay on task, and complete assignments on time

Relationship Skills

​Ability to

  • establish and maintain healthy rewarding relationships with diverse individuals and groups

  • describe and practice the qualities of an effective communicator

  • respond positively to constructive criticism

  • take responsibility for one's mistakes​

  • community clearly, listen, and cooperate well with others

  • know when to seek and offer help when needed

  • recognize the difference between positive and negative relationships

  • encourage others and recognize their contributions​

  • set healthy boundaries between yourself and others