Social and Emotional Learning

What is social and emotional learning?

In GGUSD's strategic plan, we take guidance fro the Collaborative from Academic and Social Emotional Learning or CASEL for the best practices for integrating social and emotional learning (SEL) into our schools. CASEL defines SEL as:

The process through which children and adults understand and manage emotions, set and achieve positive goals, feel and show empathy for others, establish and maintain positive relationships, and make responsible decisions. (

SEL Guides for Schools


Learn more about CASEL's 5 Core Competencies

SEL 3 Signature Practices Playbook.pdf

Learn more about Welcoming Rituals, Engaging Teaching Practices and Optimistic Closures


Learn more about SEL when reopening schools


SEL Curriculum and Programs for Schools

2021-2022 GGUSD SEL Curriculum Options-4.pdf

The Office of Student Services recommended SEL curriculum for schools use. There are 9 to review for use at our schools

The CASEL Program Guide offers a short description of 77 different SEL programs for schools. The programs may be filtered by grade level, type, etc.