Social Emotional Learning (SEL)

  • Social and emotional learning (SEL) is the ongoing process through which children and adults learn and apply knowledge, attitudes, and skills necessary to understand and manage emotions, set and achieve positive goals, feel and demonstrate empathy for others, establish and maintain positive relationships, and make responsible decisions. 

    SEL in the school environment involves the three specific areas defined below:

  • Mental Health includes our emotional, psychological, and social well-being. It affects how we think, feel, and act. It also helps determine how we handle stress, relate to others, and make choices. Mental health is important at every stage of life, from childhood and adolescence through adulthood.

  • Inclusivity (Inclusion + Diversity) is taking diversity and inclusion and turning this into action by creating a school environment of engagement, respect and connection - where ideas, backgrounds and perspectives are tied together in a caring environment. 

    Diversity  means all the ways we differ. Anything that makes us unique is part of this definition of diversity.

    Inclusion  means bringing together; making someone a part of something bigger and embracing diversity in a beneficial way.

  • Health and Wellness is an active process of becoming aware of and making choices toward a healthy and fulfilling life. Wellness is more than being free from illness; it is a dynamic process of change and growth. Wellness also encompasses how people feel about various aspects of their lives and the actions taken for a successful existence.