Social and Emotional Learning

Last Updated: 4/19/2021 3:09 PM


What is Social Emotional Learning?


According to CASEL (Collaborative for Academic, Social, and 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.”  


In other words, Social Emotional Learning (SEL) are the skills that may not be explicitly taught, but are learned through relationships, social interactions and are used to manage emotions and adapt in society.  They are skills that, when absent, become abundantly clear and surface in our data, often in discipline and behavior data.  SEL can also impact school climate.  In general, research indicates a positive correlation between SEL and positive school climate and student achievement.  


Video Recording of the Parent Advisory Council Meeting, February 2, 2021

Guest Speaker: Kay Stargill, LPC, CPCS

Topic:  Mental Health and Wellness during Covid days (and more!)



Click on the links below for more resources from the 2/2/21 meeting:

General Notes from the Powerpoint Presentation

Korean Version of the Powerpoint presentation

Spanish Version of the Powerpoint presentation

Positive Parenting Solutions- Ideas for Families

Links and Resources

Community Counseling Resources List


Camp Cairn: A Path to Healing:

June 18-20, 2021. Camp Cairn is a free weekend bereavement camp for children and students ages 6-17, who are grieving the death of a close family member.


Select this link for Troup County Community Counselors

GA Crisis and Access Line

A Crisis Has No Schedule       GCAL-Spanish    GCAL-Spanish-bullets




The Pandemic Will Affect Students’ Mental Health for Years to Come. How Schools Can Help