All About SEL-Social Emotional Learning

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SEL: Social Emotional Learning is NOT a Solo Discipline

It encompasses what we refer to as the “other side of the report card”, or formerly known as “deportment”. These “soft Skills of morality, trustworthiness, integrity and responsibility to self and others. In todays’ curriculum we call this SEL or social, emotional learning that are based on a set of SEL Standards)

In todays’ curriculum, social, emotional learning is based on a set of SEL Standards that are required in many states. Response to of concerns affecting the school culture of an entire campus ranges bullying, cheating, cyber infractions, property damage and repeated incidents of school violence.

  • Self-awareness
  • Self-management
  • Social awareness
  • Relationship skills
  • Responsibility and Decision Making.

The RFAteachPD approach to SEL is to model’ multiple strategies for teachers that are engaging academically challenging and most importantly appropriately weave in the elements of the SEL Standard.

SEL is most effective when it is naturally integrated into everyday instructional practices:

  • Teachers do not have the time to teach SEL as a separate subject
  • Teaching Social Emotion Standards are beneficial for students and for schools.

For every $1 invested in SEL professional learning with staff, the return is $11 in student achievement according to a study done by Columbia University.

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Objectives and Outcomes:

  • Explore the 5 Domains of the SEL Standards
  • Discover how to integrate SEL into everyday lessons
  • Understand the Connection between SEL and Student Achievement

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