South Euclid Lyndhurst (SEL) Schools is committed to social-emotional learning (SEL) for students, staff, parents, and all in the SEL school community. As reflected on the Ohio Department of Education website, “Social-emotional learning 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. Research demonstrates that students who receive support for social and emotional learning in schools do better academically, socially, and behaviorally. Social-emotional learning also has been shown to positively impact economic mobility and mental health outcomes. Developing these skills in our students is an important part of meeting the needs of the whole child.”
In addition to offering a K-12 course to address SEL with our students, we regularly hold SEL professional development for staff. In the 2020-2021 school year, we launched “Let’s Talk” so staff may participate in small group article discussions and conversations about managing stress; social and racial injustice; and finding joy and balance in life. Please visit the links below for articles and book recommendations from district staff.