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Social Emotional Learning (SEL)

Social and 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.

At the Belle Plaine Public Schools, we developed a comprehensive social-emotional system that supports all of our students and provides a systemic approach to support their social-emotional learning needs.

Systemic Approach

  1. Daily Education and Support -- Connection Hub & Second Step

  2. Counselors/Social Workers are available every day in every building

  3. Full-time mental health therapist available to all students every day

  4. Reflections -- Day treatment available to all students

We also engage in monthly activities that provide additional awareness, knowledge and offer real-life experiences throughout a variety of partnerships from across the nation.

Second Step (Prek-6)

Second Step is a program rooted in social-emotional learning (SEL) that helps transform schools into supportive, successful learning environments uniquely equipped to encourage children to thrive. More than just a classroom curriculum, Second Step's holistic approach helps create a more empathetic society by providing education professionals, families and the larger community with tools to enable them to take on an active role in the social-emotional growth and safety of children. 

Human Connection Hub (7-12)

Creating a Safe, Positive, Predictable, Proactive, Reinforcing and Responsive School Environment. The Human Connection Hub supports Districts, Schools, Educators, Students, Families, and Communities through an MTSS Framework.

PBIS (District Wide)

Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS) is an evidence-based three-tiered framework to improve and integrate all of the data, systems and practices affecting student outcomes every day. PBIS creates schools where all students succeed.

What does it look like in each building?

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