Welcome to the SEL Department

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    About Our Department

    Temecula Valley Unified School District's Social Emotional Team exists to provide services to students, families, and schools with the primary focus of removing barriers to academic success.  The Social Emotional Team is a vital part of the total education process.  They work in collaboration with school psychologists, school counselors, nurses, teachers, adminitrators, parents and various community agencies.  Information obtained through these resources is then integrated to provide social, emotional, behavioral and adaptive functioning support to the student, his or her family and the school.

     

Distance Learning Resources

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    The Circle Framework for Systematic Social and Emotional Learning.  Outer circle says Homes and Communities.

       

    Social Emotional Learning (SEL) is the process through which students acquire and apply the knowledge, skills, and attitudes required to be socially and emotionally competent. TVUSD aligns its SEL approach with the Collaborative for Academic, Social and Emotional Learning’s (CASEL) widely used Framework for Systemic Social and Emotional Learning, which identifies five core competencies that help “educate hearts, inspire minds, and help people navigate the world more effectively.”

    These five competencies include:

    Self-Awareness: The ability to accurately recognize your emotions and thoughts and know how they influence behavior.

    Self-Management: The ability to regulate your emotions, thoughts, and behaviors effectively in different situations.

    Social Awareness: The ability to adopt the perspective of other people and to empathize with other people from diverse backgrounds and cultures.

    Relationship Skills: These skills enable a person to establish and maintain healthy and rewarding relationships with diverse individuals and groups.

    Responsible Decision-Making: A person who makes responsible decisions has the ability to make constructive and respectful choices about personal behavior and social interactions.

    Notice that the five competencies in the wheel above are situated within a broader context of homes and communities, schools, and classrooms. This graphic is intended to emphasize that these competencies are not learned through a single program or teaching approach. Rather, SEL involves coordinating strategies across the entire educational environment, including in the classroom, but also on the playground, school bus, at home and in the community.