Eanes ISD

Social Emotional Learning (SEL) & Healthy Students

Through the Social Emotional Learning (SEL) curriculum, children and adults both acquire and apply the knowledge and skills that are necessary in managing emotions, achieving goals, showing empathy for others, maintaining positive relationships, and making responsible decisions.

The SEL curriculum focuses on five core competencies:


  • Self-Awareness
  • Self-Management
  • Relationship Skills
  • Responsible Decision-Making
  • Social Awareness

Social Emotional LEarning Competencies

These softer skills in conjunction with strong academic skills are critical in assuring that students are successful beyond their K-12 educational experience. Promoting social emotional learning skills leads to higher academic achievement and an improved ability to function in schools and in the workplace.

We use Second Step (http://www.secondstep.org) as the primary resource for teaching SEL to students K-8. Our scope and sequence outlines learning objectives by student age.


2019-20 District Quarterly Focus
First Nine Weeks Relationship Skills/Collaboration
Second Nine Weeks Self-Management/Resiliency &
Third Nine Weeks Social-Awareness/Empathy
Fourth Nine Weeks Responsible Decision Making/Choices


Recent Announcements

It’s time to talk about mental health! Join us for this 1-hour presentation which will teach parents simple tools for proactively addressing this important health issue with the goal of encouraging positive conversations that help teens feel more comfortable seeking help for themselves or their friends.

The Eanes-Westlake Speaker Series highlights topics about issues including relationships, depression, study skill tips, internet safety, resiliency, etc. The podcast is available through iTunes, Spotify, or Anchor.