Early Learning Center
The Student Services Department at OHS would like to take this opportunity to introduce you to the newest learning standards adopted by the Illinois State Board of Education. All Oswego High School students will be exposed to these new learning standards consistently throughout the school year as we pursue competency for each student in the social and emotional learning (SEL) goals. Below you will find information on SEL, definitions of the SEL goals from the Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE), as well as information on how you can learn more about SEL and implement these principles in your own home.
Social Emotional Learning (SEL) is the process of acquiring the skills to recognize and manage emotions, develop caring and concern for others, establish positive relationships, make responsible decisions, and handle challenging decisions effectively.
Social and emotional learning increases overall academic success! Research supports the idea that developing student’s SEL competencies improves students’ social/emotional development, motivation to learn, classroom behavior and academic achievement.
The state of Illinois mandates us as educators to assist in developing skills to educate the whole child:
For more information on the Illinois State Board of Education SEL Learning Standards, click here.
SEL is not only applied through a specific curriculum- a successful SEL school is an environment. OHS strives to create an environment that is:
By working together, schools and parents can promote children’s social and emotional learning (SEL). SEL includes some key skills:
CLICK HERE for: Parent tips, ten things you can do with the school and at home & books for parents
Visit www.casel.org for more information regarding Social and Emotional Learning