Social-Emotional Learning (SEL)

Social-Emotional Learning (SEL) is the process through which children and adults understand and regulate emotions, set positive goals, feel and show empathy for others, establish and maintain positive relationships, and make responsible decisions on a developmentally appropriate continuum.

Social-Emotional Learning is a skill-based method to help students be successful. SEL has become part of the public consciousness and many schools are implementing initiatives with great success. 

In Carmel Clay Schools, we believe:

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We believe in providing authentic opportunities for children and adults to continuously develop SEL skills through the context of social and academic experiences. 

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We believe that a positive culture and learning environment starts with adults. Adult self-regulation is necessary to foster relationships with students that contribute to social, emotional, and academic development and achievement. 


We believe direct, explicit, and systemic instruction of SEL skills is important to incorporate into curriculum and raises achievement in all domains. 

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We believe SEL practices and activities should be assessed through an inclusive lens and be relevant to all students. SEL practices should affirm diverse cultures and backgrounds while strengthening practices that promote equity. 

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