PreK-12 Social Emotional Learning and Advisory Information and Resources

Staff and Student Resource Pages
PreK-5 SEL Curriculum
6-8 Advisory
Learning Styles Inventory (English and Español)
Interest Inventory (English)
Perfil de intereses (Español)


Feedback/Suggestion Forms
Feedback Form
Lesson/Activity Submission

What is SEL?
"Social 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." - CASEL

Overview of PreK- 3 Curriculum
To increase engagement CSDNB will implement a social skills curriculum which includes lessons, resources, and additional strategies for integrating SEL into academic and academic arts content/curriculum. A committee made up of teachers, social workers, administrators, and central office staff have created the PreK-3 SEL curriculum.
Grade 4 Curriculum
Grade 4 SEL adds in a school service project in which the students apply the knowledge of SEL.

Grade 5 Curriculum
The grade 5 curriculum centers around the book
Wishtree  by Katherine Applegate. Lessons revolve around the CASEL competencies portrayed throughout the story.  Additionally, students will complete a community service project applying their SEL knowledge and skills.

Overview of Grade 6-8 Advisory Curriculum
The focus for each grade is...
  • Grade 6 - Growth Mindset
  • Grade 7 - Academic Study Skills
  • Grade 8 - Interests and Careers

CASEL - What is SEL
SEL and Advisory Alignment
CASEL Competencies - Self-Assessment, Self-Management, Social Awareness, Relationship Skills, and Responsible Decision Making
Ana Grace Project Competencies - Kindness, Compassion, Empathy, and Self Regulation
Well Managed Classroom Skills - Following Instructions - Accepting Criticism or Consequence, Accepting "No" for an Answer - Greeting Others - Getting the Teacher's Attention - Disagreeing Appropriately - Making an Apology - Accepting Compliments - Having a Conversation - Asking for Help - Asking Permission - Staying on Task - Sharing with Others - Working with Others - Listening to Others - Using an Appropriate Voice Tone
Community Partners/Resources


The third annual Finish the Race will take place at CCSU on April 27th. Organized by The Ana Grace Project, CCSU and Nelba Marquez-Greene, the day is a way to show students that high school doesn't have to be the end of the road. Click on the image for more information and photos from last year's event.

(Monica Jorge / Hartford Courant)
Acts of Kindness
Read the Hartford Courant article linked below to learn about the acts of kindness that Kristie Beckwith and her students are performing.
The Lesson At New Britain High School: Kindness Counts

November 7th, the CSDNB staff attended a full day of PD focused on community and family engagement featuring Dr. Steve Constantino. To view his website click on his image to the left.


CSDNB Social Emotional Learning Curriculum was rolled out this fall.