Social Emotional Learning (SEL)

  • What is Social Emotional Learning and why is it important?

    Social-Emotional Learning (SEL) helps students and adults acquire and 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. 

    Social and emotional skill building can have a positive impact on school climate, help students become good learners, and prevent or reduce many risky behaviors, including drug use, violence, bullying, and dropping out.

    SEL is a powerful means for supporting each other through these uncertain times and continues to be a part of our daily work with students as we provide distance learning.  

    SEL Wheel D6 SEL framework strives to enable students to develop in a safe, inclusive, culturally responsive, academically engaging, and equitable learning environment that cultivates:

    • Self Awareness
    • Self Management
    • Social Awareness
    • Relationship Skills
    • Responsible Decision Making

    Positive Climate and Culture Environment and Routines

    • Community Building Activities/PBIS 
    • Trauma Informed Teaching Practices
    • Belonging and Student Safety
    • Student Centered Discipline

    Explicit evidenced based SEL instructionSEL: The Three Legged Stool

    Evidenced Based SEL Curriculum 

    • Sequenced:Connected coordinated activities
    • Active:Forms of learning that help students master new skills
    • Focused:Clearly emphasizing personal and social skills
    • Explicit:Targeting the 5 SEL competencies

    Embedding SEL activities in core content and instruction.  

    • Culturally Responsive Teaching
    • Fostering Growth Mindset and Mindfulness



SEL Curriculum

  • District 6 has selected Second Step social emotional learning curriculum to be used at our K-5 schools. 

    District 6 has selected 7 Mindsets social emotional learning Curriculum to be utilized at our middle and high schools. 


Second Step

  • Second Step Skills and Concepts


    • Unit 1: Growth Mindset & Goal Setting
    • Unit 2: Emotion Management
    • Unit 3: Empathy & Kindness
    • Unit 4: Problem-Solving


    Learning Objectives


    Everything is Possible

    Dream Big, Embrace Creativity, Think Positive, Act & Adjust


    Passion First

    Focus on Strengths, Explore Your Interests, Take a Stand, Be Authentic


    We are Connected

    Embrace Everyone, Maximize Positive Relationships, Dream Team, Lead with Value


    100% Accountable

    Own Your Life, Overcome Limiting Beliefs, Focus Your Energy, Grow Through Life


    Attitude of Gratitude

    Treasure Yourself, Be More Grateful, Thank It Forward, Elevate Your Perspective


    Live to Give

    Stretch Yourself, Make a Difference, Receive Gracefully, Create a Legacy


    The Time is Now

    Embrace Every Moment, Get into the Zone, Let Yourself be Vulnerable, Act with Purpose 

Passion First