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What is Social Emotional Learning? 

What is Social Emotional Learning? 

Social Emotional Learning (SEL) is the process through which all young people and adults acquire and apply the knowledge, skills, and attitudes 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. -- (CASEL - Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning)
 
There are five (5) broad, interrelated social and emotional competency areas:
 
  • Self-Awareness: I can develop a positive sense of identity. I can notice and label my emotions. I am also aware of my strengths and know areas in which I can grow.
  • Self-Management: I can manage my thoughts, feelings, and actions. I can set goals and work to achieve them.
  • Social Awareness: I can show empathy and kindness to others.  I try to understand things from another person’s perspective. I can also be inclusive of diverse backgrounds.
  • Relationship Skills: I can build and maintain positive relationships, communicate respectfully, work with, and appropriately solve conflicts with others. I can also respectfully stand up for others.
  • Responsible Decision-Making: I can make constructive choices and be thoughtful about how my decisions may affect other people.
How does SEL support Equity?

How does SEL support Equity?

SEL advances educational equity and excellence through authentic school-family-community partnerships to establish learning environments and experiences that feature trusting and collaborative relationships, rigorous and meaningful curriculum and instruction, and ongoing evaluation. SEL can help address various forms of inequity and empower young people and adults to co-create thriving schools and contribute to safe, healthy, and just communities. -- (CASEL)
What does SEL look like in WUSD? 

What does SEL look like in WUSD? 

Social Emotional Learning is supported schoolwide and in the classroom through 3 levels of support:
 
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