You will find several resources that will continue to help your educate amazing students at Hughson Unified School District. Please use anything you find on this site and reach out to the MSW clinical interns if you need further help or need more information. Also if you have further suggestions or information that should be shared through this website, please reach out. We are all here for HUSD students and each other.
What is SEL?
According to the leading organization in social emotional learning, the Collaborative for Academic, Social and Emotional Learning (CASEL), "Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) is the process through which children and adults understand and manage emotions, set and achieve positive goals, feel and show empathy for others, establish and maintain positive relationships, and make responsible decisions".
Below are some tips to help your student learn through the five SEL catagories:
Self-awareness: talking about your own feelings and teaching them to identify and communicate their feelings
Self-management: teaching and modeling ways to appropriately handle stress, disappointment, and anger
Social awareness: use story time or situations to ask how they would feel if they were in a similar situation
Relationship skills: ask questions about situation instead of just giving advice. Examples: "What do you think your friend was feeling when that happened?" or "How can you work to make things right?"
Responsible decision making: talk about different consequences of an action. Examples "What might happen if you choose not to wear your coat when it's cold outside?" or "How might your friend feel if you cancelled your plan to get together?"