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. In order to do this, students learn to 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. SEL is an integral component in helping students achieve school and life success. 


The Illinois Social and Emotional Learning Standards are integrated throughout the District. 


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