Nelson Prairie

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Mrs. Willey

Social Worker - Nelson Prairie

Social-Emotional Learning (SEL)

What is SEL?

Social and emotional learning (SEL) is defined by CASEL (Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning) as the process through which children and adults acquire and effectively apply the knowledge, attitudes, and skills necessary to 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 programming is based on the understanding that the best learning emerges in the context of supportive relationships that make learning challenging, engaging, and meaningful. 

Social and emotional skills are critical to being a good student, citizen, and worker. Many risky behaviors (e.g., drug use, violence, bullying, and dropping out) can be prevented or reduced when multiyear, integrated efforts are used to develop students' social and emotional skills. This is best done through effective classroom instruction, student engagement in positive activities in and out of the classroom, and broad parent and community involvement in program planning, implementation, and evaluation. 


What Skills Do We Learn at Nelson Prairie?

September Theme: Me and My Safe & Caring School--Safe & Caring School Promise/Rules

Trait: All Traits


October Theme: Me and My Safe & Caring School (cont)--Golden Rule

Trait: Respect


November Theme: Discovering Our Feelings –Anger Management

Trait: Responsibility


December Theme: Discovering Our Feelings (cont.)—Problem Solving

Trait: Responsibility


January Theme: Caring People/My Support System

Trait: Caring


February Theme: Bullying/Respect Yourself and Others

Trait: Fairness


March Theme: Cooperation/Teaming up for Success

Trait: Trustworthiness


April Theme: Getting Along with Others/Conflict Resolution

Trait: Citizenship


May Theme: Follow Your Dreams –We Are All-Stars!

Trait: All Trait Review


Character Education

What is Character Education?

Six Pillars as defined by CHARACTER COUNTS!®