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Social Emotional Learning (SEL) is the process through which children and adults acquire the knowledge, attitudes, and skills they need to:
  • recognize and manage their emotions;
  • demonstrate caring and concern for others;
  • establish positive relationships;
  • make responsible decisions; and
  • handle challenging situations constructively
Social Emotional Learning (SEL) is embedded into the classroom so that students can learn, practice, and apply SEL skills in their daily lives.  When SEL skills are taught and reinforced in a safe, caring, and inclusive climate for learning, student's experience improved mental wellness, increased school connectedness, positive behavior, and improved academic outcomes.


In SD308, SEL is supported through:

Illinois State Standards

Instruction in Social Emotional Learning (SEL) is based upon Illinois State Learning Standards.  Adopted as a result of the Children's Mental Health Act of 2003, these standards are implemented EC-12th grade
Goal 1:  Develop self-awareness and self-management skills to achieve school and life success.
Goal 2:  Use social-awareness and interpersonal skills to establish and maintain positive relationships.
Goal 3:  Demonstrate decision-making skills and responsible behaviors in personal, school, and community contexts.
Learn more about these standards by visiting the ISBE Social-Emotional Learning Standards website.






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