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Social Emotional Learning

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What is SEL?

Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) 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.

Our Vision of SEL

We aim to seamlessly integrate SEL into the academic experience for all learners and educators in Volusia County Schools. Through SEL, we will continue the work of reversing old paradigms predicated on hierarchy, violence, race, and subordination. Instead, equality, mutual respect, collaboration, civic participation, high academic achievement, and joy in learning will be the norm. By providing a foundation for safe and positive learning through SEL, we will enhance students' ability to succeed in school, careers, and life. Volusia County Schools is committed to creating a coherent and sustainable plan for long-term SEL implementation.