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.
(This information was adapted from: http://www.casel.org/social-and-emotional-learning/)
The district is embracing the “Choose Love” Enrichment Program. This program is a PreK-12 social emotional learning program that utilizes character values, positive psychology, mindfulness, emotional intelligence, neuroscience and other tools and skills to help everyone to learn how to “choose love” in any circumstance. Through the values of courage, gratitude, forgiveness and compassion in action, the students will learn how to become more socially aware, more self-aware, have better self-management, improve their relationships and become more responsible decision makers.
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
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.
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