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The Importance of Social Emotional Learning (SEL)

The Importance of Social Emotional Learning (SEL)            

According to the Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning (CASEL) organization, “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." 

Springfield Public Schools is committed to ensuring that staff, students, and adults are equipped with the knowledge, skills, and support they need to be successful as school begins in the fall. As we commit to this effort, we know that we contribute to the care and wellbeing of all individuals within our system, which is our highest priority. In our endeavor to provide these vital supports for wellbeing and learning, our district understands that SEL must be facilitated through equitable learning environments, where all staff, students, and families feel respected, valued, and affirmed, no matter their social identities, cultural values and backgrounds (Return to Learn Plan 2020-2021)