A District-Wide Focus
Lakeville Area Schools strives to inspire a passion for learning in every child every day so they may be successful. Building future success starts with developing a child’s social, emotional, behavioral and academic aptitude from a young age. School environments that intentionally embed evidence-based social and emotional learning practices and programming show higher levels of academic achievement, positive behavior, self management and social competence.
That’s why social-emotional learning (SEL) is a focus area within the Lakeville Area Schools 2018-21 Strategic Plan. Staff across the District are collaborating with Dr. Clay Cook from University of Minnesota to implement an effective, comprehensive continuum of support district-wide.
What is Social-Emotional Learning?
Social-Emotional Learning is the process through which children and adults 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, and make responsible decisions.
Research shows social-emotional skills are enabling factors that allow students to execute learning and are the best predictors of life success.
How We’re Approaching SEL Work
More Information About SEL
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