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 schoolfamily-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.
Plymouth Public Schools is committed to fostering a culture that emphasizes a holistic perspective to learning while maintaining the belief that self awareness, self management, relationship skills, social awareness, and responsible decision making are fundamental to the learning experience. Through a district wide framework that supports the social emotional needs of all students and staff members, we are dedicated to creating a learning environment in which students first feel safe, supported, and valued in school before they achieve academically.
- Strengthen consistent usage of district wide curriculum, best practices, and data collection
- Develop practical resources that are readily available to parents, families, staff, students, and community members
- Strengthen connections between school staff/district staff and available community resources as they relate to social emotional learning
- Strengthen staff SEL knowledge and capacity
- Support adult SEL