Social and Emotional Learning

Social and Emotional Learning

Social and emotional learning (SEL) involves the ways in which adults and children develop social and emotional skills in the following five distinct areas:

Information from CASEL and the Washoe County School District.

Goals of SEL:

·        Promote students’ self-awareness, self-management, social-awareness, relationship, and responsible decision-making skills

·        Improve student attitudes and beliefs about self, others, and school

·        Better test scores, more confident students with a greater drive for success

Benefits of SEL:

·        SEL provides a strong foundation for students to not only excel academically, but to be more flexible socially, allowing them to better accept critiques from their peers and learn from others.

·        SEL classrooms generate less emotional distress in the classroom. This is a direct result of students empathizing with each others feelings and learning strong listening skills.

·        The safe learning environment naturally results in higher test scores and better grades.

·        High-quality SEL programs positively contribute to school success, social development, crime prevention,and economic performance by developing strong self-awareness in students which,in turn, feeds their drive to succeed.

SEL and the Carson City School District

·        Social and emotional learning is an important part of CCSD's strategic plan, Empower Carson City 2017.  SEL classroom focus on classroom equity through developing strong listening skills, disciplines self-awareness and interpersonal relationships between students.

·         Social and emotional learning standards have been recently adopted by the CCSD Board of Trustees.  Please reference Policy /Regulation 245 on the district website.

·         Implementation from elementary school through high school is just beginning.  Please check the website frequently for additional services and support for district staff and families.

SEL Snapshot
SEL Standards