Social Emotional Learning (SEL)

Social Emotional Learning (SEL) is part of the EVSC's overall approach to student success. As part of this, we are ensuring we are educating the 'whole' child. This means that all students have the necessary skills to be successful throughout every stage of life. Academic success is dependent upon social emotional learning and self regulation skills. By intentionally teaching and developing these skills for students, they not only have the knowledge and understanding to think critically and creatively, they have the self regulation/SEL skills to be responsible, reliable and trustworthy. 

For example, students must have cognitive self regulation to focus attention, think critically and persist. They must have emotional regulation to be comfortable taking risks and have a true growth mindset. Social self regulation also is required for students to be successful when working collaboratively in groups. 

Growing Brains in the EVSC