Region 10's Approach

Region 10’s approach to SEL is made of multiple things going on in our schools every day. 
  • Adult Learning – Before we can foster and support emotional intelligence in students,
    as adults we must understand and our own competencies.  We are more effective at
    teaching and reinforcing SEL for students when we also cultivate SEL in adults. Region 10
    supports ongoing professional development and team meetings to adult learning. 

  • School Wide Focus – Each school has an SEL team in the building. These teams meet
    regularly and work together to promote SEL for adults and students in the school.
    Team members discuss action steps, continuous improvement, changes or adjustments,
    and ideas to problem solve issues with SEL implementation.

  • Explicit SEL Instruction – There are curriculum and lessons in our schools that focus
    on SEL with students so they can practice, reflect, and grow their social and emotional
    competencies. The district’s K – 12 Health/Wellness curriculum includes lessons aligned
    with social emotional learning. In the elementary and middle schools, Second Steps
    is a program used by classroom teachers and school counselors for teaching SEL.
    Additionally, each has received training and uses RULER

  • Data for Improvement – Region 10 uses data for continuous improvement. Each year,
    schools conduct an SEL survey for adults and students in the fall and spring. Additionally,
    schools regularly review information from classroom teachers and other school staff about
    student needs.  Additionally, a school climate survey is conducted in the spring each year to …

  • Integrated With Academics – SEL competencies are woven into classroom instruction
    and teaching strategies to support inquisitive learners, innovative leaders,
    and responsible citizens.

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