What is SEL?
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.
SEL in the District
Below are two resources that discuss our district-wide commitment to SEL and that explain what it is:
CASEL (Collaboration for Academic Social and Emotional Learning Link
Below are some resources that we use and promote within our district
SEL Support for Remote Learning Model
Online Social Skills with Dr. Taylor, Director JSD
Examples of SEL in Our Classrooms
In addition to our everyday commitment in our classrooms, we also have certain special events that focus on the social-emotional health of our students.
Below is a sampling of those events and resources to give you a better understanding of how SEL is implemented in our district.
- Somebody Loves You
- Mighty the Dog
- Healing Library Grant
- Student Leadership Conference @ Kean U
- Ms. Opaleski JSD Teacher presents Social Skills at NJDOE
- Mykee Fallon