The Collaborative for Academic, Social and Emotional Learning (CASEL), defines Social Emotional Learning (SEL) as 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.
10 Minutes of Mindfulness and SEL
10 Minutes of SEL/Mindfulness is intended to support the social & emotional learning of our students and staff by cultivating the ability to be aware of the present moment with compassion and kindness toward oneself and others.
Teachers or staff will provide students with a minimum of 10 minutes of Mindfulness and SEL activities every day. Families are invited to participate as well to receive the benefits that mindfulness and SEL activities might offer.
Sessions can be found in the "10 Minutes of Mindfulness/SEL” Toolkit
Families, Parents, and Student SEL & Mindfulness Resources
Parents and guardians can access the SEL & Mindfulness Toolkits for Families and Students. This toolkit provides SEL and Mindfulness videos, activities, and additional resources to use with your child and as a family, that supports SEL and dealing with life stressors including during these challenging times.
Strategies for Helping Children with Changes Resulting from COVID-19