Social Emotional Learning (SEL) is an aspect of the Wake County Public School System's strategic plan that supports student development of critical social and emotional skills. These social and emotional skills encourage students to become more self-aware and to help them learn to interact with others more effectively.
Exploring the SEL competencies:
What are my thoughts and feelings?
What causes those thoughts and feelings?
How can I express my thoughts and feelings respectfully?
How do I manage my emotions?
How does my brain work?
What different responses can I have to an event?
How can I respond to an event as constructively as possible?
How can I set learning goals?
How do I develop desirable habits?
How can I better understand other people's thoughts and feelings?
How can I better understand why people feel and think the way they do?
Responsible Decision Making
What consequences will my actions have on myself and others?
How do my choices align with my values?
How can I solve problems creatively?
How can I self assess? (new subjects, manage homework, dive deeper, learn from mistakes and know what to do when things get hard).
How can I adjust my actions so that my interactions with different people turn out well?
How can I communicate my expectations to other people?
How can I communicate with other people to understand and manage their expectations of me?
How can I collaborate better with others?
How do I work in teams?