SEL is how children and adults learn to understand and manage emotions, set goals, show empathy for others, establish positive relationships, and make responsible decisions.
- Defined by The Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning (CASEL)
5 Essential Skills Developed through SEL for success in school, career and life:
8 essential characteristics in the PLAID learning framework for developing SEL skills:
Gratitude, Respect, Responsibility, Curiosity, Empathy, Enthusiasm, Grit, Optimism
Teachers and staff use the PLAID framework to weave SEL and these eight elements into instruction and social activities. Instructional evidence-based practices are selected that deliver the academic content and help students develop and demonstrate the SEL characteristics.
Our trauma-informed practices and positive behavior intervention and supports create the school climate that encourages SEL development.
Helping students practice mindfulness and develop a Growth Mindset is at the root of SEL at Pace School.
To learn more about SEL visit:
Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning (CASEL) https://casel.org/
Center for the Promotion of Social Emotional Learning https://www.cpsel.org/