Lessons and activities in SEL help students to:
Know their feelings and manage difficult emotions (like anger, fear, or stress)
Have and keep healthy friendships and relationships
Have respect and empathy for others
Communicate, collaborate, and resolve conflicts
District Approved SEL Programs Services
Elementary students have access to lessons and activities inspired by programs like Sanford Harmony, Second Step, and Skillstreaming. The Playworks program supports physical activity and socio-emotional learning through play at recess while youth gain skills in conflict resolution, interpersonal relationships, and leadership.
Middle and high school students have Tobacco Use Prevention Education to learn communication and coping skills to prevent and reduce substance abuse. Programs teach about healthy relationships, setting and meeting goals, and responsible decision making.
For further information on SEL, please contact the ABC Cares Department at 21120.