Social Emotional Learning


Social and Emotional Learning is about helping students develop a range of skills they need for school and life. 

Social-emotional learning (SEL) in SFUSD is centered around four research-based competencies:

  • Self-Management
  • Social Awareness
  • Growth Mindset
  • Self-Efficacy

Students acquire skills in connection with each competency, both through explicit teaching and through SEL skills embedded in content curriculum. These SEL skills help students become learners and citizens ready for graduation and life beyond SFUSD by giving students tools to deal with change, stress, conflict, or difficulty.

SEL Competencies

This page was last updated on June 6, 2023