Social Emotional Learning
Social and emotional learning (SEL) is the process through which children and adults acquire and effectively apply the knowledge, attitudes, and skills necessary to understand and manage emotions, set and achieve positive goals, feel and show empathy for others, establish and maintain positive relationships, and make responsible decisions (CASEL, 2018).
At Cityscape Schools all stakeholders work to support the development of social-emotional skills in our students by implementing SEL strategies as a part of the whole child model, during classroom instruction, and in partnership with the family to empower students to become responsible, productive and visionary members of the world community.
Competencies (CASEL, 2018)
The ability to accurately recognize one’s own emotions, thoughts, and values and how they influence behavior. The ability to accurately assess one’s strengths and limitations, with a well-grounded sense of confidence, optimism, and a “growth mindset.”Self-Management
- Emotional awareness
- Accurate self-perception
- Recognizing strengths
- Awareness of external supports
- Personal responsibility
The ability to successfully regulate one’s emotions, thoughts, and behaviors in different situations — effectively managing stress, controlling impulses, and motivating oneself. The ability to set and work toward personal and academic goals.Responsible Decision Making
- Goal Setting
- Regulating Emotions
- Ethics and Integrity
The ability to make constructive choices about personal behavior and social interactions based on ethical standards, safety concerns, and social norms. The realistic evaluation of consequences of various actions, and a consideration of the well-being of oneself and others.
- Safety and societal factors
- Problem solving skills in daily academic and social situations
The ability to establish and maintain healthy and rewarding relationships with diverse individuals and groups. The ability to communicate clearly, listen well, cooperate with others, resist inappropriate social pressure, negotiate conflict constructively, and seek and offer help when needed.
- Positive communication & social skills
- Constructive relationships
- Conflict resolution
The ability to take the perspective of and empathize with others, including those from diverse backgrounds and cultures. The ability to understand social and ethical norms for behavior and to recognize family, school, and community resources and supports.
- Social Cues
- Social responsibility
- Appreciation for all people and cultures