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Social and Emotional Learning (SEL)

MBUSD Social and Emotional Learning Framework 

Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) reflects the critical role of positive relationships and emotional connections in the learning process and helps students develop a range of skills they need for school and life.

In MBUSD, our Social & Emotional Learning Visual Framework serves to remind us of the skills we want to help develop in our students and how our partnerships, policies, practices, and Positive Behavioral Interventions & Supports (PBIS) promote a Climate of Care.

What is SEL?
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.

For more information from the CDE, please click here.
For more information about SEL and CASEL, please click here.
SEL Happenings
CASEL’s Widely Used Framework Identifies Five Core Competencies

Self-awareness: Know your strengths and limitations, with a well-grounded sense of confidence,
optimism, and a “growth mindset.”

Self-management: Effectively manage stress, control impulses, and motivate yourself to set and achieve goals.

Social awareness: Understand the perspectives of others and empathize with them, including those from diverse backgrounds and cultures.

Relationship skills: Communicate clearly, listen well, cooperate with others, resist inappropriate social pressure, negotiate conflict constructively, and seek and offer help when needed.

Responsible decision-making:
 Make constructive choices about personal behavior and social interactions based on ethical standards, safety, and social norms.
Big Things Happening (BTH) newsletters below: