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    What is Social Emotional Learning?

    Social and emotional learning (SEL) is the process through which children & adults understand & manage emotions, set & achieve positive goals, feel & show empathy for others, establish & maintain positive relationships, & make responsible decisions. www.casel.org

    We at Seattle Public Schools believe that social emotional learning skills are at the heart of academic growth, thriving relationships, intentional decision making, and well-being. SEL Skills based on WA state standards including: self and social awareness, self and social management, self-efficacy, and social engagement will be explicitly taught, integrated with academic instruction, practiced by staff and demonstrated organizationally so that everyone feels welcome, safe, and known as valued members of SPS communities.

    Distance Learning and SEL

    These past months have been a difficult time which is why back-to-school efforts will include a focus on relationships and culturally responsive social and emotional learning.

    We’re working to provide safe and supportive environments where all of us, students, staff, and families, can heal, connect, and learn.

    Everyday SEL at Home

    It’s normal to respond to the uncertainty of this time with a range of feelings and needs. We hope the 3 simple tips below might help create daily routines for supporting your household's wellness.

    Contacts

    Kai Kunkel
    SEL Skills Coordinator
    kbkunkel@seattleschools.org

    Hyam Elsaharty
    SEL Skills Coordinating Teacher
    hselsaharty@seattleschools.org

    Lisa Love
    Health Education Manager
    llove@seattleschools.org 

    Mental Health Support Services
    SPS Coordinated School Health


    Staff Resources 

    SEL Resources
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    Distance Learning

    Everyday SEL at Home

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    6-12
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    SEL for Parents/Guardians
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    Videos

    Strengths         
    K-2   3-5   MS   HS

    Cultural Assets   
    K-2   3-5   MS   HS

    Managing Thoughts & Feelings
    MS HS

    Personal & Cultural Values
    MS

    Perspective Taking 
    MS

    Summer of Learning 2020 Videos

    Motivation   K-2   3-5
    Self-Esteem K-2   3-5
    Struggle      K-2   3-5
    Reflection    K-2   3-5
    Creativity    K-2   3-5


    COVID-19 Resources

    Seattle Public Schools COVID-19 Updates

    Parent Wellness - Seattle Children's, UW, Harborview


    SEL Resources

    WA SEL Implementation Brief for Families

    CASEL - Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning

    WA Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction SEL Page