Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) is a process for helping children and adults develop fundamental skills for life effectiveness. SEL teaches the skills we all need to handle ourselves, our relationships, and our work effectively and ethically. These skills include recognizing and managing our emotions, developing caring and concern for others, establishing positive relationships, making responsible decisions, and handling challenging situations constructively and ethically. (AISD website)
District SEL website: https://www.austinisd.org/academics/sel
MONDAYS - SEL Homeroom Lessons
THURSDAYS - Student conferences (teachers meet individually with students to check in about stress, grades, how to get help at school, etc.)
HOMEROOM LESSON DESCRIPTIONS for MONDAY SEL homeroom lessons (most recent at the top):
September 18th - Obstacles and How to Overcome Them
Students developed self-awareness as they shared current obstacles in their lives then discussed strategies they use to overcome them.
September 11th - Group Agreements
Students worked together to come up with group values and agreements during homeroom time in order to build community and have agreements for how to talk with each other when we cover more sensitive topics later in the school year.
August 28th - SEL Homeroom Lesson - College Readiness Checklists
Students reviewed "College Readiness Checklists" available from the district (see files below) in order to be mindful about their choices this school year as they continually prepare for college.
August 25th - SEL Homeroom Lesson - Get-to-know-you Activities
Students participated in get-to-know-you and team-building activities in order to build community within their homeroom.
August 23rd - SEL Homeroom Lesson - Get-to-know-you Activities
Students participated in get-to-know-you activities in order to start building community within their homeroom. Students are in homeroom by grade level and the plan is to be with this same group until they graduate high school.