What is Social Emotional Learning (SEL)?
Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) is the process through which all young people and adults acquire and apply the knowledge, skills, and attitudes to develop healthy identities, manage emotions and achieve personal and collective goals, feel and show empathy for others, establish and maintain supportive relationships, and make responsible and caring decisions.
The University of Texas Charter School System supports social and emotional learning through:
- Direct skill instruction for students using evidence-based social and emotional learning curriculums
- Development of positive culture and school climates, and
- Adult social and emotional competency.
Our SEL program uses the CASEL (Collaborative for Academic, Social and Emotional Learning) wheel to engage our students, families and guardians.
The CASEL wheel highlights the five core social and emotional competencies, circled by four key settings where students live and grow.
Monthly SEL Skills Calendar
Every month, our schools focus on an SEL skill where they read about it and give examples of the value in action. Talk to your student about the importance of these skills at home!
Back to School Resources:
Back to school is an exciting time for students, but can also lead to some big emotions: fear, anxiety, happiness, and stress, to name a few. Here are some videos and other resources to support your students around back to school.
Article: Five Ways to Beat Back to School Jitters
Article: How to Cope with Back to School Anxiety
Additional SEL resources:
Download 7 Tips for Practicing SEL at Home