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 Belle Plaine Public Schools we incorporate social emotional learning into our everyday practice.


Second Step (Prek - 6 Grade)

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 today's children. 

Move This World (7th - 12th Grade)

Move This World's social emotional learning program has been developed to encourage, enhance and build safe and supportive learning environments. The Move This World curriculum is delivered through evidence-based, developmentally appropriate videos used to open and close instructional time. Through the video exercises, students develop social skills and strengthen emotional intelligence.