• What is SEL?

    Social and emotional learning (SEL) is the process through which children acquire and effectively apply the knowledge, attitudes, and skills necessary to understand and manage emotions, set and achieve positive goals, feel and show empathy for others, establish and maintain positive relationships, make a responsible decision, and handle interpersonal conflicts constructively. The ultimate aim of SEL program is to foster five interrelated sets of cognitive, affective, and behavioral competencies. The five interrelated sets are self-awareness, self-management, social awareness, relationship skills, and responsible decision-making. These competencies provide the foundation for increased pro-social behavior, better adjustment, academic achievement, less emotional distress, and improved test scores.

    To ensure that all of our students obtain all the critical social and emotional competencies that are necessary to succeed in school and life, TIES will be using two curriculums. The two curriulums are MIND UP and Second Step.

    Click here to learn more about the 5 SEL Competencies