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Nelson Prairie
Elementary School
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Mrs. Willey
Social Worker - Nelson Prairie
jwilley@nlsd122.org
Social-Emotional Learning (SEL)

What is SEL?

Social and emotional learning (SEL) is defined by CASEL (Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning) as 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. 

SEL programming is based on the understanding that the best learning emerges in the context of supportive relationships that make learning challenging, engaging, and meaningful. 

Social and emotional skills are critical to being a good student, citizen, and worker. Many risky behaviors (e.g., drug use, violence, bullying, and dropping out) can be prevented or reduced when multiyear, integrated efforts are used to develop students' social and emotional skills. This is best done through effective classroom instruction, student engagement in positive activities in and out of the classroom, and broad parent and community involvement in program planning, implementation, and evaluation. 

casel.org

What Skills Do We Learn at Nelson Prairie?

September Theme: Me and My Safe & Caring School--Safe & Caring School Promise/Rules

Trait: All Traits

 

October Theme: Me and My Safe & Caring School (cont)--Golden Rule

Trait: Respect

 

November Theme: Discovering Our Feelings –Anger Management

Trait: Responsibility

 

December Theme: Discovering Our Feelings (cont.)—Problem Solving

Trait: Responsibility

 

January Theme: Caring People/My Support System

Trait: Caring

 

February Theme: Bullying/Respect Yourself and Others

Trait: Fairness

 

March Theme: Cooperation/Teaming up for Success

Trait: Trustworthiness

 

April Theme: Getting Along with Others/Conflict Resolution

Trait: Citizenship

 

May Theme: Follow Your Dreams –We Are All-Stars!

Trait: All Trait Review

 

Character Education

What is Character Education?

Six Pillars as defined by CHARACTER COUNTS!®