Social Emotional Learning and Support
Cache County School District Vision of SEL
In an effort to meet the needs of adults and children in the Cache County School District, we actively promote Social Emotional Learning to develop the skills, empathy, and resilience needed to care for oneself and others in order to make our school community a safe, caring and healthy place to live.
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, 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 empower young people and adults to co-create thriving schools and contribute to safe and healthy communities.
SOCIAL AND EMOTIONAL LEARNING (SEL) COMPETENCIES
COLLABORATIVE FOR ACADEMIC, SOCIAL, AND EMOTIONAL LEARNING www.casel.org
Schools: Effectively integrating SEL schoolwide involves ongoing planning, implementation, evaluation, and continuous improvement by all members of the school community. SEL efforts both contribute to and depend upon a school climate where all students and adults feel respected, supported and engaged.
Because the school setting includes many contexts—classrooms, hallways, cafeteria, playground, bus—fostering a healthy school climate and culture requires active engagement from all adults and students. A strong school culture is rooted in students’ sense of belonging, with evidence that suggests that it plays a crucial role in students’ engagement. SEL also offers an opportunity to enhance existing systems of student support by integrating SEL goals and practices with universal, targeted, and intensive academic and behavioral supports. By coordinating and building upon SEL practices and programs, schools can create an environment that infuses SEL into every part of students’ educational experience and promotes positive social, emotional, and academic outcomes for all students.