RESOURCES & SUPPORTS FOR DISCUSSING
RACE & RACISM IN OUR SCHOOLS, HOMES & COMMUNITIES
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.