• The Wright Way Plan


    What is Social Emotional Learning?

    Social and emotional learning (SEL) is an integral part of education and human development. SEL is the process through which all young people and adults acquire and apply the knowledge, skills, and attitudes to develop healthy identities, manage emotions and achieve personal and collective goals, feel and show empathy for others, establish and maintain supportive relationships, and make responsible and caring decisions.

    SEL advances educational equity and excellence through authentic school-family-community partnerships to establish learning environments and experiences that feature trusting and collaborative relationships, rigorous and meaningful curriculum and instruction, and ongoing evaluation. SEL can help address various forms of inequity and empower young people and adults to co-create thriving schools and contribute to safe, healthy, and just communities. www.casel.org

    At West Elementary we embed social-emotional learning using a five pronged approach. We utilize strategies elements to be a Trauma-Informed School, embed Direct Instruction of Social-Emotional skills through the RULER Philosophy form Yale University, infuse Social-Emotional Learning and Character Education into our curriculum, train our staff on research-based best practices in behavioral De-Escalation, and frame discipline through a Restorative Practices lense. This comprehensive approach has helped our school develop a whole child approach to education and benefit our students greatly.