Social Emotional Learning in Community

The five Activity Guides below define the core competencies of Social Emotional Learning (SEL) as they relate to youth finding their personal and collective role in community. 

Social Emotional Learning and LTG

The videos and activities provided help develop Social Emotional Learning in a remote setting, or in-person, after youth have experienced separation and trauma. Overall SEL resource search


 

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. See CASEL (Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning) for focused SEL information. 

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

 


For each SEL competency, we provide a Learning to Give definition that connects both community and generosity. From kindergarten to twelfth grade, young people will learn about and address needs while interacting with their community. 

Self-Awareness

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Self-Awareness

Definitions and activities to develop the core competency of self-awareness in the context of teaching generosity.  "The ability to know how you fit into the community.  It is also the ability to figure out what the community means to you and what you can do to impact the community."

Self-Management

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Self-Management

Definitions and activities for learning about and engaging with the SEL core competency self-management. "The ability to regulate your words and actions in how they impact the community and those around you."

Responsible Decision Making

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Responsible Decision Making

Definitions and activities to learn about and engage with the SEL core competency Responsible Decision Making. "The ability to make responsible and respectful choices in advocacy for the community and its needs based on  research, safety, and the well-being of the greater good, for today and the future."

Social-Awareness

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Social-Awareness

Definitions and activities to develop the core competency of social-awareness in the context of teaching generosity. "The ability to ask yourself what the needs of the community are and learning how to reflect on how the community is handling current issues either regionally or globally."

Relationship Skills

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Relationship Skills

Definitions and activities to learn about and engage in the SEL core competency Relationship Skills. "The ability to give back to the community as a means to help others, which in turn makes you feel good inside. When you feel good, you make others feel good, too."