Social-Emotional Learning

"Social Emotional learning (SEL)" 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."

~Self-Management ~ Self-Awareness ~ Responsible Decision Making ~ Relationship Skills ~ Social Awareness~

"Social Emotional learning (SEL)" 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."

~Self-Management ~ Self-Awareness ~ Responsible Decision Making ~ Relationship Skills ~ Social Awareness~

SEL this year at AMS:

Every grade will have SEL lessons provided to them by their counselor. Counselor's work closely with administration regarding important topics happening in our school. From there, the counselors develop lessons focused on what is happening in our students world today.

Common questions asked about Social-Emotional Learning at AMS:

What are SEL lessons?

Your student's grade level School Counselor provides all students with SEL lessons focusing on a new topic each lesson. We chose certain topics based off of our students needs as well as crucial topics that we felt were important to be covered. Students have been surveyed by their grade level School Counselor to find out how they are feeling, what needs they have, who they are connected to, and what they are doing to take care of themselves. SEL lesson topics have included Adjusting to Change, Stress Management, Self-Care, Organization, & Digital Citizenship. All of our counselors have created virtual offices and self-care spaces that students can and do access frequently.

What topics will be covered?

  • Self-care

  • Organization

  • Empathy

  • Communication

  • Emotion Management

  • Transitioning to HighSchool

  • Digital Citizenship

Click here to learn more about our *Digital Citizenship Seminar*

Cyberbullying:

  • What Is Cyberbullying - What do you do if you see Cyberbullying? How do you report it?

Cyberbullying is a form of bullying or harassment using electronic forms of contact.

Think about it..

Would you say this to them in person?

  • What Is Digital Drama? What are the consequences if you participate in negative online activity?

Digital Drama describes the everyday tiffs and disputes that occur between people online or via text.

  • How can you rise above negative comments?

"It only takes one act of kindness to change a persons life"

  • Changing the social media culture:

    • Empathy building activities

    • How to use social media in a positive way

  • Digital Citizenship:

    • Avoiding harassment or hateful speech while conversing with others online - how can you be a bystander?

    • Encouraging yourself and others not to illegally download content or otherwise disrespect digital property.

See your school counselor's virtual classroom...