Social & Emotional Learning (SEL) is the process 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. There are five core social, emotional competencies which include; self-awareness, self-management, social awareness, relationship skills and responsible decision making.
What is Jamesville-DeWitt CSD Doing? Jamesville-DeWitt Central School District is committed to excellence for all students. At JD we recognize the importance of prioritizing supportive, culturally sustaining, and equitable learning environments that promote the social and emotional competence of both students and staff. Jamesville-DeWitt Central District has made Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) a focus for grades PreK-12. We are working with administrators, teachers, families, and outside agencies to learn how to create an emotional learning environment that responds to the needs of adults and students and how to teach social skills that are appropriate at each grade level.
Why SEL is essential for students? Learn more about why SEL is essential for your student