• Social - Emotional Learning Resources

    Social Emotional Learning

    Mrs. Jinny Mancuso
    Middle School Counselor

    Welcome! This webpage was developed for parents, students, grandparents and community members who are seeking to better understand the social and emotional learning of our students and how we can support them.

    We have provided several excellent resources for you that address a wide range of social and emotional topics. 

    Before you get started, please take a few moments to view this video on how social-emotional skills impact our lives. 

    Click here for additional parent resources.

    Here are SEL skills we will cover. Click on the title to be directed to more information.

    Self Awareness:

    The ability to understand one’s own emotions, thoughts, and values and how they influence behavior.

    -Integrating personal and social identities

    -Identifying one’s emotions

    -Linking feelings, values, and thoughts

    -Experiencing self-efficacy

    Self Management:

    The ability to manage one’s emotions, thoughts, and behaviors effectively in different situations and to achieve goals and aspirations.

    -Managing one’s emotions

    -Identifying and using stress-management strategies

    -Exhibiting self-discipline and self-motivation

    -Setting personal and collective goals

    -Showing the courage to take initiative

    -Demonstrating personal and collective agency

    Social Awareness

    The ability to understand the perspectives of and empathize with others, including those from diverse backgrounds, cultures & contexts

    • Taking others’ perspectives 
    • Demonstrating empathy and compassion
    • Showing concern for the feeling of others
    • Identifying diverse social norms

    Relationship Skills

    The ability to establish and maintain healthy and supportive relationships and to effectively navigate settings with diverse individuals and groups

    • Communicating effectively
    • Developing positive relationships
    • Resolving conflicts constructively
    • Seeking or offering support and help when needed

    Responsible Decision Making

    The ability to make caring and constructive choices about personal behavior and social interactions across diverse situations

    • Learning to make a reasoned judgment after analyzing information, data, facts
    • Anticipating and evaluating the consequences of one’s actions
    • Recognizing how critical thinking skills are useful both inside and outside of school


    Research supports that these 2 skills contribute to developing the 5 noted above!

    Growth Mindset

    The belief that you have the potential to get better with hard work, good strategies and help from others.

    • Setting more challenging goals
    • Believing in the connection between hard work and improved results

    Executive Functioning

    The highest level brain processes.  Used to modify our own thinking and behaviors in order to making the most of opportunities in the short and long term

    • Take lessons from past, create goals for future, in order to guide present behavior
Last Modified on July 26, 2021