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Tuesday, November 07, 2017 7:30 AM

Social Emotional Competencies. This year Social Emotional Learning is one of our district's top priorities.  There are five competencies of social emotional learning. As human beings we have the opportunity to exercise these competencies all day, every day as we engage and interact with other people and experiences. At Burroughs, we believe that it is an integral part of our work that we as adults practice, model and work to develop our own social emotional competencies as well as support our students in developing their competencies.   

Self-Awareness:  The ability to accurately recognize one's emotions and thoughts, and their influence on behavior. This includes accurately assessing one's strengths and areas for growth, and possessing a well grounded sense of confidence and optimism.

Self-Management:  The ability to regulate one's emotions, thoughts, and behaviors effectively in different situations. This includes managing stress, controlling impulses, motivating oneself, and setting and working towards achieving personal and academic goals.

Social Awareness:  The ability to take the perspective of and empathize with others from diverse backgrounds and cultures, to understand social and ethical norms for behavior, and to recognize family, school, and community resources and support.
 
Relationship Skills:  The ability to establish and maintain healthy and rewarding relationships with diverse individuals and groups. This includes communicating clearly, listening actively, cooperating, resisting inappropriate social pressure, negotiating conflict constructively, and seeing and offering help when needed.
 
Responsible Decision Making: The ability to make constructive and respectful choices about personal behavior and social interactions based on considerations of ethical standards, safety concerns, social norms, the realistic evaluation of consequences of various actions, and the well-being of self and others.