national SEL week

This week (March 4-8) is National SEL Week, and Friday, March 8, is #SELday.

More than ever, Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) is critical to supporting the academic recovery, mental well-being, and safety of all young people. In addition to sharing the definition and framework [link] for SEL, here are three core messages to highlight when explaining SEL.  

  • SEL is for everyone. SEL develops skills that help us be successful in all parts of our lives—like communicating effectively, setting goals, staying motivated, and making decisions that benefit ourselves and others. With these skills, we can build healthy relationships, succeed in schools and workplaces, and contribute to our communities.

  • SEL is based in science. Hundreds of independent studies show that SEL leads to better academic performance, improved well-being, and safer schools. It creates positive school environments where children learn the skills they need to succeed in school and in their futures.

Kelso School District is proud to be a leader in incorporating SEL into our every day learning. Watch this video to learn more.