About Social and Emotional Learning (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.

Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning (CASEL)

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Social and Emotional Learning has a positive impact on academic performance, health, relationships, and citizenship.

Our Vision for SEL

Bryant Public Schools believes that relationships provide a foundation for how learning and emotions affect what we learn. Social and emotional skills can be modeled and taught.

In the district five year strategic plan, Our Plan for Success, goal one supports the vision of Social and Emotional Learning by addressing personal responsibility for effort related to behavior and academic responsibility for effort related to behavior and academic requirements at school, home, and the greater community.

Social and Emotional Learning also goes hand in hand with our district mission, Creating Opportunities for Academic and Personal Success. We believe that strengthening our social and emotional skills will lead to personal success.

SEL in Bryant Schools

SEL is embedded in our strategic plan, staffing, professional learning, and budget. It guides our common language and goals for building relationships and improving communication across the district.

SEL drives our schoolwide practices and policies. It informs how adults and students relate with each other, creating a welcoming, engaging and caring climate safe for learning. Teachers and staff will focus on modeling positive relationships, getting to know individual students and their families, and respecting the experiences brought in by individual students.

Faculty and staff members are being trained in the processes presented through Capturing Kids’ Hearts, a coordinating framework for implementing our SEL program, which gives our team the skills to develop these relationships.