WHAT IS SEL?
The Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning (CASEL) is transforming American education through social and emotional learning. Social and emotional learning (SEL) is the process of developing and using the skills, attitudes, and knowledge that help our youth:
To identify and regulate emotions
To develop positive relationships
To make responsible decisions
CASEL’s integrated framework promotes intrapersonal, interpersonal, and cognitive competence across classrooms, schools, homes, and communities.
Recognizing one's internal emotions, thoughts and values as well as one's strengths and challenges.
Regulating and managing one's feelings, thoughts and behaviors to effectively achieve personal goals.
Showing understanding and empathy for others and demonstrating appropriate social behavior.
Forming positive relationships, managing conflict, communicating effectively and teamwork.
CCPS & SEL
Caroline County Public Schools believes students with social and emotional skills perform better academically, have stronger relationships with peers and teachers, experience greater well-being, and engage in less risky behavior.
Having an SEL framework is critical for student success as we in Caroline want all of our students and graduates to be 3E Ready - ENROLLED, ENLISTED or EMPLOYED.
PREPARING STUDENTS FOR TOTAL SUCCESS
We believe the development of a SEL framework not only enhances these performance skills and intelligences in our students but prepares them for success in every area of their academic and personal life.
Dr. Sarah Calveric
"Intellectual and emotional intelligence both require instruction. Learning how to feel, how to interact, and how to respond are essential to any student's academic, professional, and social success."
Dr. Herbert Monroe
"If we address the social emotional needs of students and teachers on the front end, it is more likely that high quality instruction and increased student learning will happen on the back end!"
Dr. James Lane
of Public Instruction
“There is a need for us to focus on social and emotional learning for students. Not only how we can provide the academic support but how we can provide the mental health support and wraparound supports for students.”
STUDENT & PARENT RESOURCES
CCPS is dedicated to ensuring the social and emotional wellness of students, and their families under this unprecedented COVID-19 health pandemic. CCPS invites parents to read the information below and visit related links as we maneuver collaboratively through challenges and questions raised under the current COVID-19 conditions.