RESOURCES & SUPPORTS FOR DISCUSSING

RACE & RACISM IN OUR SCHOOLS, HOMES & COMMUNITIES

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Social Emotional Learning (SEL)

Social emotional learning (SEL) is the process by which is the process through which children and adults acquire and effectively apply the knowledge, attitudes, and skills necessary to understand and manage emotions, set and achieve positive goals, feel and show empathy for others, establish and maintain positive relationships, and make responsible decisions.


BCPS’ social and emotional learning (SEL) framework centers on three core competencies: awareness (self-awareness and self-regulation), relationships (social awareness and social relations) and decision-making. The SEL competencies identify key attitudes and skills necessary for understanding and managing emotions, listening, feeling and showing empathy for others, and making thoughtful, responsible decisions.


SEL skills may be helpful in courageous conversations around race and racism. Here are some resources parents, educators, students and community members can use to facilitate conversations about race and racism.

For Educators

SPEAK UP AT SCHOOL

How to Respond to Everyday Prejudice, Bias and Stereotypes

Speak Up at School

A Pocket Guide

It's Not So Black and White:

Discussing Race and Racism in the Classroom

Let's Talk

Facilitating Critical Conversations With Students

Let's Talk

Discussing Race, Racism, and Other Difficult Topics with Students