SEL competencies

Classroom Tools

  • Beverly teachers use a variety of tools to engage students in social and emotional learning.

    Class Charter

    Mood Meter

    For more information on class charter and mood meter, view the video below from the March 2017 PTA presentation on SEL.


    "Educating the mind without educating the heart is no education at all." -- Aristotle

    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
    • make responsible decisions

    SEL targets character, social and personal developmental skills that are necessary to be successful in school and life.

    In addition to being selected as a pilot school to represent the district at the county leve, Beverly Elementary School received a grant from the PTA to begin training the The RULER Approach to Social and Emotional Learning at the Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence.  In fall 2016, our staff began school-wide training in RULER.

    Our focus is on helping students develop 5 key RULER skills:

    Recognizing emotions to obtain valuable information about themselves and their environment

    Understanding the causes and consequences of emotions to predict behavior

    Labeling emotions to describe feelings precisely

    Expressing emotions to communicate effectively and in socially appropriate ways

    Regulating emotions to promote learning and personal growth, including healthy relationship


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