Social & Emotional Learning


Tools for Learning, Tools for Life

Social and Emotional Learning is a process for helping children and adults develop fundamental skills for life effectiveness. SEL teaches the skills we all need to handle ourselves, our relationships, and our work effectively and ethically. These skills include recognizing and managing our emotions, developing caring and concern for others, establishing positive relationships, making responsible decisions, and handling challenging situations constructively and ethically.

AISD is a recognized leader in urban education and one of the first districts in the nation to commit to the development of the whole child by incorporating social and emotional learning. SEL skills and concepts are integrated in academic lessons to enhance the climate of the school. Families and out-of-school providers supplement AISD’s efforts by reinforcing SEL skills outside the classroom.