What is SEL?

  • Graphic showing aspects of the CASEL social emotional learning approach

    What is Social Emotional Learning (SEL)?

    SEL is the process through which children and adults understand and manage emotions, set and achieve positive goals, feel and show empathy for others, establish and maintain positive relationships, and make responsible decisions.

    SEL is embedded by design into the Jackson School District's curriculum and instruction. Through the support of CASEL (Collaboration for Academic Social and Emotional Learning) and Responsive Classroom approaches, our schools and staff utilize a number of methods to encourage social-emotional health and abilities in our students.

    SEL is embedded in our daily learning in the Jackson School District.

Examples of SEL in Our Classrooms