Welcome to our Social-Emotional Learning Digital Learning page. We are very excited to offer you resources to continue the development of your child’s social-emotional learning. The mission of the Paulding County School District is to engage, inspire, and prepare all students for success today and tomorrow. Social-emotional learning infuses the curriculum with social and emotional skill and competency development to promote the whole learner.
The Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning (CASEL) defines social-emotional learning, or SEL, as, “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's 2011 meta-analysis reveals that students who possess SEL skills and competencies see on average an 11 percentile-point gain on standardized achievement. SEL competencies consist of self-awareness, self-management, social awareness, relationships skills, and responsible decision making.
In addition to housing these resources on our PCSD website, we are also sending various resources out via email and social media updates. We look forward to continually connecting with our PCSD family! Have a great day!
It was an absolute privledge to serve our HEROES at WellStar Paulding Hospital. Our Paulding County School District teachers, staff, and employees sent over 7,000 snacks and drinks to our real life heroes! Words cannot express our gratitude, but we hope boxes of snacks and drinks paint a picture of pure appreciation!
Social-Emotional Learning has been a top priority in our county. Due to the necessary changes in our learning communities caused by COVID-19, our SEL Team has developed lessons to support our students during the remainder of the school year. The lessons are specifically tailored toward each grade cluster to help promote the general well-being of all students within the PCSD. The SEL Team suggests that students complete one lesson each week as we remotely finish the 2019-2020 school year. These lessons should not replace any existing SEL framework that individual schools have developed on their own; however, they should be used as supplementary resources if needed.
PCSD SEL Team
Week 1: A Short Story on Kindness
1. List one act of kindness you observed in the video.
2. Why is it important to be kind to others?
3. What was the last kind thing someone did for you?
Week 2: Reflection in Me
1. Look in the mirror and list three ways you are “perfectly perfect.”
2. Write down three compliments about yourself. Ask your parents to tape your compliments on your bathroom mirror as a daily reminder.
Week 3: Managing Worry and Anxiety
1. What are two tips from the video that could help you the next time you feel worried or anxious?
2. Who can you talk to the next time you are feeling worried or anxious?
Week 4: Social Distancing
1. Why are we social distancing?
2. What is something fun you and your family can do this week while social distancing?
Week 1: Life is Simple…Why complicate it?
1. Why was the third solution to the problem the best one?
2. What was the cost and benefit for creating the rock path?
3. What tips might the third individual give us about dealing with problems in our daily lives?
Week 2: 3 Tips to Boost Your Confidence
1. Name three individuals that you consider to have confidence.
2. List three tips to help boost confidence in yourself.
3. List a difficult challenge you had to overcome. How did you overcome it?
Week 3: 20 Random Acts of Kindness
1. How did seeing the random acts of kindness video make you feel?
2. How can doing an act of kindness help you, and not just the person you are doing the act of kindness for?
3. Complete five random acts of kindness this week.
Week 4: Social Skills Video: Think it Or Say it
1. Why is it important to keep some thoughts to ourselves?
2.What can you do if you shared a thought with someone that was hurtful?
3. What is an example of something you might think but should not say to someone?
4. What is an example of something you might think and should say to someone?
Week 1: Self Control: Teaching Students about their Greatest Inner Strength
1. Why is self-control considered one of our greatest inner strengths?
2. List two tools from the video you can use this week to help improve your self-control.
3. One-week challenge: Use your non-dominant hand to perform daily tasks like brushing your teeth and cooking to help build your self-control “muscles.”
Week 2: Fight Flight Freeze – Anxiety Explained For Teens
1. What is the amygdala, and how does it affect you?
2. What are the signs that your anxiety has been triggered?
3. What advice would you give a friend who is anxious?
Week 3: Student Success – Time Management
1. Make a list of activities that occupy your time and rank them in order from highest to lowest priority.
2. Are you surprised by what has been taking up most of your daily time and energy?
3. How will your prioritized list help you to be more productive?
Week 4: Try Something New for 30 Days
1. Choose something new you would like to do for the next 30 days.
2. How will you respond to obstacles when they show up?
3. Who can help you complete your 30-day challenge?
E-Social-Emotional Learning Portfolio
Four Tips to Cope with Stress During Social Distancing
Social-Emotional Learning Video Updates
Social-Learning Focus Quotes
7 Day SEL Reflection Challenge