Listen to a community youth advocate, who draws the link between social/emotional learning, positive school climate, connection to school, and academic success.

“Social and emotional learning (SEL) is an integral part of education and human development. SEL is the process through which all young people and adults acquire and apply the knowledge, skills, and attitudes to develop healthy identities, manage emotions and achieve personal and collective goals, feel and show empathy for others, establish and maintain supportive relationships, and make responsible and caring decisions. SEL can help address various forms of inequity and empower young people and adults to co-create thriving schools and contribute to safe, healthy, and just communities.

~The Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning
What is SEL?

Social & Emotional Learning Has Five Key Components…

…and Drives Student Success!

State Standards for Social & Emotional Learning

School systems are increasingly recognizing the connection between academic achievement and social/emotional learning. 23 states have already adopted standards for social and emotional learning — a growing trend across the United States. The SEL Collaborating District Initiative now includes teams from 25 states, serving 11,500 school districts, 58,000 schools, and 30 million students!

Learn more about SEL efforts in your state

How We Teach SEL Skills

At the heart of Reading with Relevance is a deep belief that how students feel about themselves and their lives directly impacts their ability to engage with school and succeed academically. Young people desperately need tools to express and manage their feelings, develop self-confidence, analyze and respond to the social injustices they see in their communities, and cope with the challenges they face. Our solution: integrate literacy instruction and social/emotional learning to inspire youth to engage with reading, accelerate their academic achievement, and develop life-changing social and emotional skills.

See How We Build Our Lesson Plans Around SEL
Learn more about our SEL Learning Objectives

Principal Mr. Ross talks about making connections with students through SEL Curriculum.