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Lindell Elementary School




What is "SEL?"

Social and emotional learning (SEL) is 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 makes learning challenging, engaging and meaningful. 

Social and emotional skills are critical to being a good student, citizen and worker. 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. 
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SEL Five Competencies Overview

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September –October

•         Identifying and recognizing emotions

•         Accurate self-perception

•         Recognizing strengths, needs and values

•         Self-efficacy


Social Awareness


•         Perspective taking

•         Empathy

•         Appreciating diversity

•          Respect for others




•         Impulse control and stress management

•         Self-motivation and discipline

•         Goal setting and organizational skills


Relationship Management


•         Communication and social engagement

•         Working cooperatively

•         Negotiation, refusal and conflict management

•         Seeking and providing help


Responsible Decision Making


•          Problem identification and situation analysis

•         Problem solving

•         Evaluation and reflection

•         Personal, moral and ethical responsibility


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Social Emotional Learning is Embedded in Our Curriculum and Everyday Practices at Lindell

  • Units of Study: Reading and Writing 
  • Behavioral Expectations 
  • Communicating with Others
  • Mindset towards academic and social growth
  • Mindfulness Practices
  • Principal Morning Moments 
  • SELF gatherings 


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Lindell's Social Emotional Learning Families

Lindell’s social emotional learning families (SELF) are led by a Lindell teacher and consist of no more than twelve students mixed from grades K-5.  This “family” meets monthly to focus and embrace the SEL competency of that month.  Each meeting is full of conversation, meaningful activities, and student centered strategies and techniques are taught. These strategies support student social and emotional growth.  These families “grow” together throughout the students’ years at Lindell. The SELF leaders serve as advisors and mentors to the children in their family.


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SEL Mission Statement


We reflect on what’s going on in our lives
We discover our personal gifts
We show respect for each other
We care about and serve our community 
We take responsibility for our actions
We make conscious choices
We strive to create and achieve personal goals
We become sensitive to injustice
We recognize our decisions affect others
We are eager to learn 


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