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Social and Emotional Learning Resources

What is Social Emotional Learning (SEL)?

“Social and emotional learning involves the development of social and emotional competencies in children. SEL programming is based on the understanding that the best learning emerges in the context of supportive relationships that make learning challenging, engaging, and meaningful. Social and emotional skills are critical to being a good student, citizen, and worker. Many different risky behaviors (e.g., drug use, violence, bullying, and dropout) can be prevented or reduced when multi-year, integrated efforts develop students’ social and emotional skills. This is best done through effective classroom instruction, student engagement in positive activities in and out of the classroom, and broad parent and community involvement.” 
Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning 
Chappell implements a school wide SEL curriculum called Second Step. Teachers deliver weekly lessons focused on Self-Awareness, Self-Management, Social Awareness, Relationship Skills, and Responsible Decision-Making. The skills learned in these lessons are then incorporated throughout the week. 
Second Step offers a free parent portal to their website. On the site, parents can access videos, music, and other activities and materials that are designed to be done at home to help boost at-school social-emotional learning.The attached parent letters provide more information about the curriculum at each grade level and a Web Address and Activation Key allowing access to these online activities. 
Visit this link for more information about social-emotional learning.
View this video for more information about our partnership with Playworks.