Eanes ISD

High School (Grades 9-12)

Social Emotional Learning (SEL)

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Social-Awareness and caring for others is the EISD SEL focus for the third nine weeks. Empathy is being able to understand and value someone else's perspective and having compassion for others even when they are different from ourselves. 

One of the ways parents can support their teens with tolerance and acceptance is to continue to have an open dialogue. "Providing messages that promote healthy self-esteem can go a long way to encourage [teens] to embrace differences in [themselves] and others". We can support our teens in understanding and accepting others by initiating conversations around relevant current issues. Our teens are watching and listening to how we treat others.

To learn more, read "Beyond the Golden Rule: A Parent's Guide to Preventing and Responding to Prejudice".

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Social Emotional Learning (SEL) focus highlights self-awareness and self-management. Part of being self-aware is knowing one’s own interests, values, and skills. Building autonomy, competence, and connection with our kids develops self-reliant, competent and resilient adults.

Practicing these skills with your teen can help them better-understand the intricacies of social interactions and relationships

When we “model empathetic behavior” by talking through how we are interpreting and considering the perspective of others, we are helping our teens develop empathy skills.

Helping our teens learn healthy ways to deal with adversity and become resilient is part of our role and responsibility as parents.

Supporting teens in taking acceptable risks and experiencing the natural consequences of their choices allows them the opportunity to learn from their mistakes and errors of judgement.

In order to help your Chap practice better self-regulation skills and become more self-aware, "discuss ways to prioritize and sequence" electronic communication.

"The clearest message that we get from this 75-year study is this: Good relationships keep us happier and healthier."

Children learn self-management skills and resiliency by having the opportunity to think for themselves.

Social Emotional Learning (SEL) Competencies

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