Social-Emotional Learning (SEL)
The staff, parents, and students at Parkway are embracing Social Emotional Learning as a way to develop and establish positive relationships with each other. SEL has proven to be essential for all staff and students. It is the process through which children and adults acquire knowledge, attitudes, and skills that they need to recognize and manage their emotions. This mindset will support our students in demonstrating concerns for others; making responsible decisions, and handling challenging situations proactively. Most importantly, SEL skills are essential throughout life; including into adulthood as they help to foster success in every aspect of life. The primary focus of socio-emotional learning will be in the areas of self-management, self-awareness, social awareness, relationship skills, and responsible decision-making. SEL at Parkway will be reinforced in classrooms with the Second Step and Restorative Justice Practices.