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Social Emotional Learning

Social Emotional Learning

Pelham School District’s vision for social-emotional learning is to develop a multi-tiered system of supports through which children and adults acquire and effectively apply the knowledge, attitudes, and skills necessary to understand and manage emotions, set and achieve positive goals, feel and show empathy for others, establish and maintain positive relationships, and make responsible decisions.(PSD, 2017)
Social and emotional learning (SEL) enhances students’ capacity to integrate skills, attitudes, and behaviors to deal effectively and ethically with daily tasks and challenges. Like many similar frameworks, CASEL’s integrated framework promotes intrapersonal, interpersonal, and cognitive competence. There are five core competencies that can be taught in many ways across many settings. Many educators and researchers are also exploring how best to assess these competencies.

CASEL's Framework has 5 Core Competencies:
  • Self Awareness
  • Self-management
  • Social Awareness
  • Relationship Skills
  • Responsible Decision Making

Multi-Tiered Systems of Support for Behavior (MTSS-B) includes:

  • Implementation of Universal Interventions
  • Defining Consistent school wide behavioral expectations
  • Professional development for staff in the district
  • Creating environments that model and visual cues for pro-social behavior