Social-Emotional Learning

District 54 will ensure success of the whole child grounded in the belief that each child deserves to be Healthy, Safe, Engaged, Supported and Challenged utilizing comprehensive approaches and programming.

The district supports the development and growth of the whole child, academically as well as socially and emotionally. Social-emotional learning deals with a student’s ability to manage their emotions, demonstrate decision-making skills and responsible behavior, maintain positive relationships, control stress and develop other interpersonal skills to achieve success not only in school, but also in life.

Social-Emotional Essential Outcomes

The Essential Outcomes for Social-Emotional Learning are based on the core principles of positive psychology, resiliency research findings and Illinois’ social-emotional learning standards.

  • Identify and manage one’s emotions and behavior.
  • Recognize personal qualities and external supports.
  • Demonstrate skills related to achieving personal and academic goals.
  • Recognize the feelings and perspectives of others.
  • Recognize individual and group similarities and differences.
  • Use communication and social skills to interact effectively with others.
  • Demonstrate an ability to prevent, manage and resolve interpersonal conflicts in constructive ways.
  • Consider ethical, safety and societal factors in making decisions.
  • Apply decision-making skills to deal responsibly with daily academic and social situations.
  • Contribute to the well-being of one’s school and community.