Social & Emotional Learning

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

At Sela, teachers will use the Second Step curriculum, which is designed to increase  student success and decrease behavioral concerns by promoting social-emotional competence and self-regulation. Lessons in the Second Step program are age appropriate and sequential, covering four main topics: skills for learning, empathy, emotion management and problem solving.