Watch for monthly posts to learn about these 5 SEL competencies and ideas on how to help your children develop these skills

Social Emotional Learning (SEL) is the process through which all young people and adults acquire and apply the knowledge, skills, and attitudes to develop healthy identities, manage emotions and achieve personal and collective goals, feel and show empathy for others, establish and maintain supportive relationships, and make responsible and caring decisions. (

SEL matrix

Each building at Nevada CSD is spending time focused on developing the Social Emotional Skills of the adults and students in their building! Learn more about how below!

Central Elementary: In our 4th year of SEL, teachers are integrating SEL into teaching practices, teaching direct SEL curriculum, as well as assessing student strengths to guide instruction.

Middle School: Teachers are focused on SEL instructional practices and becoming more familiar with competencies.

High School: Teachers this year are focused on Instructional Practices they can use in their space to support SEL development.

“Nevada CSD is committed to integrating social and emotional learning within our daily instruction with the hopes of providing students and adults a better understanding of their thoughts, feelings, and emotions. By doing so, increasing their self-awareness and developing a higher level of empathy for others within their community and the world around them. Our goal is to support all students and provide a foundation that leads to success in and out of the classroom. By understanding and developing social and emotional learning qualities, our students can become more self-aware and socially aware citizens, which assists in preparing learners today for tomorrow.” – Dr. Kody Asmus, Associate Superintendent of School Improvement