Wylie Ways

SEL Tip of the Week

What is SEL?

Social and emotional learning (SEL) is 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 (CASEL 2019).

Social-Emotional Learning: What Is SEL and Why SEL Matters

SEL - The Wylie Way

Wylie ISD's commitment to excellence does not just begin and end in academic success for all students. As a district, we will foster social and emotional health that builds positive relationships and encourages responsible decision making.

Our Wylie Way movement and social-emotional learning support staff and students so they may flourish in these five competencies:

Self-Awareness - Knowing your strengths and limitations.


Self-Management - Being able to stay in control and persevere through challenges.


Social-Awareness - Understanding, empathizing, and communicating with others.


Relationship Skills - Being able to work in teams and resolve conflict.


Responsible Decision-Making - Being able to make ethical and safe decisions.

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2020 SEL Implementation Plan!

This year, we're bringing weekly SEL lessons to our Kindergarten, 5th Grade, and 7th Grade classrooms! We're excited to spend time working with students to intentionally develop their social and emotional skills: Skills like how to work in a group, how to bring their best selves, their strengths, and their development mindsets to school with them every day. And when challenges arise, we will provide them with experiences and tools to meet those challenges with tenacity and problem-solving skills rather than giving up. We'll promote cultural awareness and appreciation, and we'll discuss hard topics like bullying. We'll practice goal-setting and promote taking healthy risks in life while (for our older students) discussing how to be assertive and refrain from taking unhealthy risks. Overall, our goal is to promote their self-awareness, self-management, social awareness, relationship skills, and responsible decision-making.