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SEL Purpose in District #186

In order to meet the needs of the whole child, District #186 will develop a plan and implement a shared vision for all students and staff in a connected, committed and collaborative framework to integrate Social-Emotional Learning into academics based on best practice.


Social and emotional learning, or SEL, is 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. (CASEL, 2017)