At Hunters Glen, we are wholly commited to nurturing our students' social and emotional competency as much as we are committed to nurturing academic growth. We know that in order for students to learn, both are a must. At the heart of all that we do are the knowledge, attitudes, and skills that we bring to each experience. For years, we were unaware of just how connected social and emotional learning (SEL) was to a student's ability to grow academically; but after decades of research, we now know (according to The Collaborative for Academic, Social and Emotional Learning, or CASEL):
- SEL benefits students’ social and emotional skills, attitudes, relationships, academic performance, and perceptions of classroom and school climate
- Students who have access to SEL see long-term improvements in skills, attitudes, prosocial behavior, and academic performance
- SEL is correlated with a decline in anxiety, behavior problems, and substance use
The benefits of SEL are very real, and we are so fortunate to have a school district andcommunity that values it enough to make it a focus of the district's strategic plan, ELEVATE. (access here) https://www.adams12.org/elevate/strategic-plan
To access information about our adopted SEL curriculum, or for more resources, please go to our Bears SEL Site.