What is Social Emotional Learning?
Social Thinking is the process by which we interpret the thoughts, beliefs, intentions, emotions, knowledge and actions of another person along with the context of the situation to understand that person’s experience. If we are engaging or sharing space with another person, we use this information to determine how to respond to affect the thoughts that person has about us to achieve our social goals. We practice social thinking all day long, in typical social interactions (like conversations) and in a wide variety of other contexts.
Essentially, we use social thinking whenever we think about the perspective of another person.
Why are we utilizing Social Emotional Learning?
The State is making this a requirement and has issued a draft of SEL Standards
Continuation of our work with Social Thinking and School Culture Committee
What resources are we using?
- Staff created curriculum resources
- Social Thinking
- Social Detective
- We Thinkers
- Mindfulness Boxes