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Social Emotional Learning (SEL)

Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) is the process through which children and adults understand and manage emotions, set and achieve positive goals, feel and show empathy for others, establish and maintain positive relationships, and make responsible decisions.  

There are five core competencies within the SEL framework:

Self-awareness: The ability to accurately recognize one’s emotions and thoughts and their influence on behavior. This includes accurately assessing one’s strengths and limitations and possessing a well-grounded sense of confidence and optimism.

Self-management: The ability to regulate one’s emotions, thoughts, and behaviors effectively in different situations. This includes managing stress, controlling impulses, motivating oneself, and setting and working toward achieving personal and academic goals.

Social awareness: The ability to take the perspective of and empathize with others from diverse backgrounds and cultures, to understand social and ethical norms for behavior, and to recognize family, school, and community resources and supports.

Relationship skills: The ability to establish and maintain healthy and rewarding relationships with diverse individuals and groups. This includes communicating clearly, listening actively, cooperating, resisting inappropriate social pressure, negotiating conflict constructively, and seeking and offering help when needed.

Responsible decision-making: The ability to make constructive and respectful choices about personal behavior and social interactions based on consideration of ethical standards, safety concerns, social norms, the realistic evaluation of consequences of various actions, and the well-being of self and others.

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Social Emotional Calming Space

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PDF icon Resources for Students, Families, Caregivers, and Educators.pdf104.58 KB04/02/2020

Social Emotional Learning (SEL) Classrooms

Mrs. Thomas

Subject: General Education
Hello Riverdale Students and Families, Welcome back to the 2021-2022 school year! I am excited to back and connecting with our students. If you are in need of assistance, the best way to reach me is via email at You...

Mrs. Walp's Class

Subject: General Education
Hello Riverdale Students and Families,  I look forward to working with the Riverdale Community during the 2021-2022 school year.  As a school community we will continue to work on social and emotional learning (SEL). This enhances students’...