CASEL (The Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning) defines Social Emotional Learning as: “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.”
Lincoln Public Schools has chosen curriculum created by the Committee for Children to assist our students in their Social Emotional Learning (SEL). The Second Step Curriculum is used in our pre-k through 7th grade classes. Additionally, children in Kindergarten through 5th grade also receive the Bullying Prevention Unit curriculum.
Information regarding the Second Step and Bully Prevention Unit curriculums can be found from the Committee for Children website. A short summary of both curriculums is also included below.