Understanding SEL

  • Social Emotional Learning (SEL) is embedded into the PCSD culture. It is how we do business, allowing students to be their best selves and do their best work. Teachers and staff at PCSD actively incorporate SEL strategies and practices into schools at all levels. The District offers a wide range of professional learning opportunities which prepare teachers and staff to include SEL into the classroom environment and curriculum experience for all students. 

    What SEL is:

    • Aligned to PCSD
    • Tailored to our students
    • Research based
    • Process, principles and practices
    • Relationship based
    • Integrated into classrooms and schools
    • Supportive to academic behavior
    • A journey of continuous improvement

    What SEL is Not:

    • A silo or stand-alone program
    • A curriculum
    • One size fits all
    • Separate and apart from school life
    • For emotions only
    • Trendy or finite

Research Based

  • Increased Academic Outcomes Documented
    Social-emotional skills led to improved attitudes about self, others, and school and an 11% point gain on standardized achievement tests.

    Reduced Risk of Failure Documented
    Social Emotional Skills led to decrease in conduct problems and emotional distress.