Social Emotional Learning
As a District, our commitment is to prepare students for their future paths, by designing learning experiences that develop strong academic, social, and problem-solving skills.
We are further committed to providing students with social-emotional learning that enhances students’ abilities in school, careers, and life, including equipping students with strategies to manage stress and anxiety. The Board of Education has identified social-emotional learning as a key focus area for the 2018-19 School Year.
Growing social-emotional skills in our students is essential to school and life success. To that end, District 200 has developed a comprehensive framework that fully encompasses social-emotional learning (SEL).
Growing social-emotional skills in our students is essential to school and life success.
RELATIONSHIPS / We believe meaningful teacher and peer relationships build school connectedness.
- Students are connected to school through meaningful teacher-student relationships.
- Students are connected to school through positive peer relationships.
- Students feel a sense of belonging to their school.
MINDSET / We believe teacher mindset and student mindset influence resilience, grit, and hope for the future.
- Teachers believe that all students can grow and learn at high levels.
- Students believe they can grow and learn through effort, resilience and grit.
- Students embrace lifelong learning and possess hope for the future.
LEARNING / We believe students learn and apply social-emotional skills in a variety of contexts.
- Social-Emotional Learning occurs in a variety of contexts and settings:
- Integration of standards into classroom instruction
- Problem-Based, Project-Based, Service-Based Learning
- Application of skills through co-curricular programming
- Direct teaching and modeling of social-emotional skills
EMOTIONAL WELLNESS / We believe the emotional well-being of every student should be nurtured and supported.
- Proactive instructional practices on wellness and emotional health
- Responsive practices for at-risk students
- Trauma-informed instructional practice Growing social-emotional skills in our students is essential to school and life success.
BEHAVIORAL WELLNESS / We believe behavior is shaped by providing clear expectations through direct teaching, modeling, monitoring and giving both positive and corrective feedback.
- Creating and maintaining a safe school environment
- School-wide guidelines for success
- Effective classroom management
- Proactive behavioral practices