Social and Emotional Learning
Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) is the capacity to recognize and manage emotions, solve problems effectively and establish positive relationships with others. SEL provides direct instruction and skills that enable students to succeed in college, career and life by being responsible citizens and decision makers.
Instruction in SEL enables students to see themselves and others in a positive light, manage emotions, set and achieve goals and solve problems they encounter effectively. It supports school cultures and climates to allow students to practice life skills throughout their school experience.
AISD is part of the Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning (CASEL), which works to create a district wide model for SEL in an urban setting, based on the tenets of self awareness, self management, social awareness, relationship skills and responsible decision making.