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Social And Emotional Learning

Social-emotional skills are vital for student success inside and outside of school. Research has consistently shown that SEL supports:
 
  • Academic Achievement
  • Student Well-being  
  • Success in School and Life 
  • Positive Social Behavior
 
 
 
To support our students in developing these essential skills, NYCDOE is implementing an SEL screener and intervention program that will help in providing targeted, highly responsive support to each individual student. We will build on each student's strengths while identifying skills they need to further develop. 
 

This year, a student in your care will be assessed by their teacher or counselor using the DESSA, a suite of research-based screening tools and assessments used with students K-12 created by Aperture Education.

 

The DESSA will measure your student’s grasp of important skills that will help them succeed during their school years and even after they graduate from high school. These skills are known as social and emotional skills and include taking responsibility for their actions, and working well with others.

 

The 8 skills measured by the DESSA can easily be taught and learned by students of all ages.

 
Family Resources to develop SEL skills: Strong Resilient NYC Family Resources
 

 

All Grades:

Learn: Self-Management
Practice: Stress Management
Dive Deeper:
 
6th Grade – Don’t Stress
7th Grade – Stinking Thinking
8th Grade – Find the Funny

All Grades:

Learn: Self-Management
Practice: Self Control
Dive Deeper:
 
6th Grade – Stress Solutions
7th Grade – Self Control: It’s Magic!
8th Grade – Let’s Delay

All Grades:

Learn: Self-Management
Practice: Goal Setting
Dive Deeper:
 
6th Grade – Get SMART!
7th Grade – SMART
Goals 8th Grade – Plan SMART

All Grades:

Learn: Awareness of Self and Others
Practice: Growth Mindset
Dive Deeper:
 
6th Grade – A Tale of Two Brains
7th Grade – Growing from Feedback
8th Grade – A Good Mistake

All Grades:

Learn: Awareness of Self and Others
Practice: Self-Knowledge
Dive Deeper:
 
6th Grade – Social Strengths
7th Grade – You Got Style
8th Grade – Ignite Your Passion

All Grades:

Learn: Awareness of Self and Others
Practice: Emotions
Dive Deeper:
 
6th Grade – Sparks of Emotions
7th Grade – My Emotions
8th Grade – My Emotional Brain

All Grades:

Learn: Awareness of Self and Others
Practice: Learning Skills
Dive Deeper:
 
6th Grade – ASK Quality Questions
7th Grade – Attention to Learning
8th Grade – My Study Skills

All Grades:

Learn: Awareness of Self and Others
Practice: Wants and Needs
Dive Deeper:
 
6th Grade – Building My Self Esteem
7th Grade – High Esteem
8th Grade – Building Self-Esteem

All Grades:

Learn: Awareness of Self and Others
Practice: Values
Dive Deeper:
 
6th Grade – My Personal Values
7th Grade – Mind Your Media
8th Grade – Our Values

All Grades:

Learn: Social Skills
Practice: Conflict Resolution
Dive Deeper:
 
6th Grade – Resolving the Conflict
7th Grade – Conflict Happens!
8th Grade – Conversations to Resolve Conflict

All Grades:

Learn: Social Skills
Practice: Cooperation
Dive Deeper:
 
6th Grade – THINK in Groups
7th Grade – Let it SLIDE!
8th Grade – Operation: Coorperation

All Grades:

 

Learn: Social Skills

Practice: Relationships

Dive Deeper:

 

6th Grade – No “I” in Team

7th Grade – Peering into Relationships

8th Grade – KISS Peer Pressure Goodbye

All Grades:

Learn: Social Skills
Practice: Friendship
Dive Deeper:
 
6th Grade – Lean On Me
7th Grade – Friends and Peer Pressure
8th Grade – Be Yourself

All Grades:

Learn: Social Skills
Practice: Respect
Dive Deeper:
 
6th Grade – Ripple of Respect
7th Grade – Let’s Communicate
8th Grade – The 7 Cs

All Grades:

Learn: Social Skills
Practice: Fairness
Dive Deeper:
 
6th Grade – Our Rights and Responsibilities
7th Grade – Self Control: It’s Magic!
8th Grade – Speak Out for Fairness

All Grades:

Learn: Social Skills
Practice: Cooperation
Dive Deeper:
 
6th Grade – THINK in Groups
7th Grade – Let It SLIDE!
8th Grade – Operation: Cooperation

All Grades:

Learn: Social Awareness
Practice: Social Contributions
Dive Deeper:
 
6th Grade – Be the Change
7th Grade – Plan to Do Your Part
8th Grade – C’s the Opportunity

All Grades:

Learn: Social Awareness
Practice: Support Systems
Dive Deeper:
 
6th Grade – Who Supports You?
7th Grade – Support Systems
8th Grade – My TRIBE

All Grades:

Learn: Social Awareness
Practice: Safe & Ethical Behavior
Dive Deeper:
 
6th Grade – Bullies Bully
7th Grade – Stand Up Against Bullying!
8th Grade – Speak Out!

All Grades:

Learn: Social Awareness
Practice: Empathy
Dive Deeper:
 
6th Grade – ACTIVE Listening
7th Grade – Reflective Listening
8th Grade – Developing Empathy

All Grades:

Learn: Social Awareness
Practice: Cultural Competence
Dive Deeper:
 
6th Grade – Be Cool: INCLUDE
7th Grade – Challenge Prejudice
8th Grade – SPOT the Stereotype