Social-emotional teaching is an important part of what we do at the elementary level. In fact, "Students' Social and Emotional Wellbeing" is one of ESD's pillars of success. Students receive lessons using the Second Step curriculum and supplemental lessons intentionally designed to meet the needs of our students. In this time of change and uncertainty, these skills are more important than ever. We hope that some of these resources can help you and your children thrive together. Please reach out to any of us if you'd like to talk through the unique needs of your student or family.
What is Social Emotional Learning?
Social-emotional learning (or SEL) is sometimes called emotional intelligence or people skills. SEL helps people build their empathy and relationship skills and manage big emotions.
Having strong social-emotional skills help kids and their grown-ups communicate better, manage their conflicts, and solve problems together.