Social-Emotional Learning (SEL)
Dr. Wendy Molina-Solis, Director of MTSS
Kimberly Carrillo, Executive Secretary
According to the California Department of Education, Transformative Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) Competencies describe the knowledge, skills, dispositions, and capacities that children and young people can develop when the conditions are supportive to their healthy, whole development.
The Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning, CASEL, initially defined Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) more than 25 years ago. CASEL’s SEL framework articulates a systemic approach in which adults intentionally focus on their own social and emotional growth in order to effectively support student skill development across key developmental settings through collaborative planning and improvement processes. CASEL's 5 core SEL competencies include: self-management, self-awareness, social awareness, relationship skills, and responsible decision making.
The California Department of Education (CDE) aims to support and advance the efforts of educators across California who are working to fully integrate systemic SEL and equity by building on the promise of T-SEL as a concept. To provide these supports, the CDE has articulated developmental indicators for CASEL’s five core competencies:
- Self-Awareness (Intrapersonal Focus)
- Self-Management (Intrapersonal Focus)
- Social Awareness (Interpersonal Focus)
- Relationship Skills (Interpersonal Focus)
- Responsible Decision-Making (Inter and Intrapersonal)
In AUSD, the Educational Services department works in collaboration with the Student Support Services Department to provide SEL lessons in classrooms through Counselors, Intervention Advisors or Interns. In collaboration with PBIS, SEL development is grade specific and targeted to meet grade level needs. Our goal is to not only develop students academically, but also help them become empathetic, caring, understanding, tolerant members of our diverse society with the skillset necessary to interact socially and build long-lasting, quality relationships with others.
For more information on SEL, please click on the following link: https://www.cde.ca.gov/ci/se/tselcompetencies.asp
Please click on the following links for useful videos on how you can incorporate social emotional learning at home provided by the Los Angeles County Office of Education