Welcome to the SEL Student Support Resource Site!

Here you will find the MAUSD philosophy behind our support systems, as well as resources for student support at the universal, targeted and intensive levels.

For information about Transferable Skills, the proficiency based graduation requirements used throughout our PreK-12 student experience, click here.

For information about Proactive Discipline, which includes teaching expectations, reinforcing language and other ways adults can support students both at school and at home, click here.

For information about Responsive Discipline, which is the way adults respond and support students who are having trouble meeting expectations both at school and at home, click here.

Guiding Philosophy

MAUSD foundationally believes that the social, emotional, and academic learning of our students go hand in hand.

Our goal is to provide a safe and engaging learning environment that meets the needs of all students.

For many years, MAUSD has implemented Responsive Classroom as well as the framework and supports of Vermont PBIS. More recently, we have committed to using restorative practices in our community.

Discipline comes from the Latin word “disciplina”, which means “to learn”.

We don’t assume that children automatically know the rules/expectations or how to meet them. We teach, model and give students multiple opportunities to practice the skills necessary to meet the expectations, and recognize that some children will need more opportunities to practice than others, and that everyone will need to revisit the expectations throughout the year.

We know that children will sometimes forget "the rules," experiment with boundaries and test limits. This is a normal part of development.

When this happens, our goals in responding to student choices and outcomes are to:

  • Help students recognize the choices that they make and learn from their choices

  • Help students develop self-control by practicing self-regulation strategies

  • Utilize restorative practices in order to support students through difficult conversations and in order to repair harm done to the community