Social And Emotional Learning

Dear North Shore School District 112 Staff, Families, & Community,


With the new year underway, we wanted to make sure you have all of the resources possible to have a successful and pleasant new year. To that end, we have pulled together some of the Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) resources that we have provided over the last few months. We hope that pulling all of these tools into one place, will allow you to explore them at your leisure.


Thank you,

Holly Colin. Ed.D.

Assistant Superintendent of Student Services

Meeting video: Building resilience during a pandemic

On Wednesday, December 16, Presenter Doug Bolton, Ph.D., was featured in a virtual event entitled “Building Resilience During a Pandemic” Dr. Bolton shared strategies and current social science research meant to help guide us through these challenging times. You can now watch the talk on-demand by clicking the headline above.
Building Resilience During a Pandemic with Doug Bolton, PhD,

How to Deal With the Stress of COVID and Remote Learning

On December 3, Presenters Dr. Makki and Dr. Novak presented to the D112 community sharing their extensive experience helping families function effectively and form healthy and lasting bonds. Together, they founded Solutions Northshore a practice that helps parents and families with adolescents and young adults find personal solutions for positive change.

Helping Parents Deal with the Stress of COVID and Remote Learning

Optimistic Household

This fall we launched Optimistic Household, a series of six interactive modules designed only for NSSD112 families to foster learning and social-emotional wellbeing at the highest levels for our students. Now is never a better time to explore or revisit this unique resource. Watch the introduction video below for more information and/or click this link to get started on the modules.
Optimistic Household Superintendent's Message

Social-Emotional Learning Virtual Office

Social-Emotional Learning and wellbeing continues to be a top priority for the District. We have created a Virtual Office to provide families with easy access to resources. By visiting the virtual office, you can find resources for talking to your child about COVID-19, family activities, and so much more.