Social & Emotional Learning Standards

In River Trails District 26, Social and emotional learning (SEL) is the process through which children develop awareness and management of their emotions, set and achieve important personal and academic goals, use social-awareness and interpersonal skills to establish and maintain positive relationships, and demonstrate decision making and responsible behaviors to achieve school and life success. 

The Illinois Social and Emotional Learning Standards are integrated throughout the District and can be found here: IL Social Emotional Standards.

SEL is taught using a standards and scientifically based program called Second Step.   This program is utilized as a means to support children in their social and emotional learning and development.  Students work with engaging content and activities designed for every age and level of learner.  

Additional content and research regarding Second Step can be found here: Second Step Program Website.