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Social Emotional Learning (SEL)

Vision Statement

“Our school is devoted to creating a successful social, emotional learning environment that will promote positive relationships with children, staff, and families, fostering the development of empathetic and compassionate individuals who can be self-aware and manage their emotions.”

 

SEL (Social, Emotional Learning)
Social and emotional learning (SEL) is an integral part of education and human development. 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 and achieve personal and collective goals, feel and show empathy for others, establish and maintain supportive relationships, and make responsible and caring decisions.

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.

Decades of research studies demonstrate the following benefits of SEL

  • Improvement in students’ social and emotional skills, attitudes, relationships, academic performance, and perceptions of classroom and school climate.
  • Decline in students’ anxiety, behavior problems, and substance use
  • Long-term improvements in students’ skills, attitudes, prosocial behavior, and academic performance

 

What is Social and Emotional Learning (SEL)?

 

SEL 101: What are the core competencies and key settings?

 

Image MapSocial and Emotional Learning Self-Awareness Self-Management Social Awareness Relationship Skills Responsible Decision-Making Classroom SEL Instruction & Classroom Climate Schools Schoolwide Culture, Practices & Policies Families & Caregivers Authentic Partnerships Communities Aligned Learning Opportuities

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Additional Resources

parentguidance.org Help Your Child

The Cook Center

Parent Guidance offers caregivers dozens of educational courses related to mental health, developmental milestones, emotion regulation and more. 

Idaho Department of Health & Welfare

The Department of Health and Welfare

Idaho Department of Health and Welfare Behavioral Health support.

Idaho Careline 2-1-1 Get Connected. Get Answers. IDHW United Way Dial 2-1-1 or 1-800-926-2588

Idaho Care Line

The Idaho CareLine is a free, statewide community information and referral service.  This database includes programs that offer free or low-cost health and human services. 

Three Teenage Girls

Family Social Emotional Learning Guide

Schools, Families, and Social and Emotional Learning: Ideas and tools for working with parents and families.

NAMI National Alliance on Mental Illness Idaho

National Alliance on Mental Illness

Improving the quality of life for all those affected by mental illness through support, education, advocacy and research across the state.

student and coach interacting

Families Building Resilience

WhyTry has developed a course on building resiliency in parents, children and families. 

PBS Kids

Idaho PBS

PBS KIDS is offering free access to media content and community based experiences that support learning and growing for young children.

Child Mind Institute

Child Mind Institute  

The Child Mind Institute is dedicated to transforming the lives of children and families struggling with mental health and learning disorders by giving them the help they need to thrive.  Available in Spanish

Playworks Play at Home

Play at Home

Play at Home is a guide for caregivers to engage children in physical activities while teaching essential social and emotional skills. 

Two teen girls lauging

Happy Successful Teens

From Teen to Grown Up:  Helping your teen build life skills that bring success in college and their career.