Social Emotional Learning Team
What We Do:
Serve as a voice for all students
Guide families in pursuit of needs, goods and services
Serve as a liaison between the student, family, school and community
Report concerns of child abuse and neglect
Assist parents in understanding children’s social/emotional needs
Represent school position and needs in crisis situations
Provide counseling to students and their families
Provide an array of services to students and their families
Provide consultation to teachers and other staff
Collaborate with community agencies for the improvement of the welfare of our students
We Seek to Educate:
Educate school staff and community on issues of cultural diversity
Facilitate support groups in the schools
Help students achieve maximum academic success
Inform parents of aspects of the education process
Encourage and monitor school attendance
We Seek to Communicate:
Develop partnerships with local agencies
Encourage and facilitate community involvement with schools
Serve on committees and take part in policy development
Build positive relationships with school staff, students and families
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.