Social Emotional Learning (SEL)

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Social Emotional Learning (SEL)

Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) is the process of developing the self-awareness, self-control, and interpersonal skills needed in order to set goals, build relationships, and be successful in school, work, home, and community.

People with strong social-emotional skills are better prepared to manage and overcome everyday challenges to benefit academically, professionally, and socially. Schools can implement structures that support the social-emotional development of students and help them learn how to build and maintain positive relationships, manage strong emotions, and express empathy for others.

What We Do

Our consultants provide guidance and resources for developing and implementing a PBIS framework and supporting Social Emotional Learning Standards in school districts through professional learning opportunities and direct support. This work is aligned with the Ohio Department of Education Learning Standards and the Ohio PBIS Network.

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Guiding Documents, Policies & Compliance

As a part of the Statewide System of Support, State Support Teams work closely with the Ohio Department of Education to provide training, resources, and technical assistance to schools and districts as they strive to ensure that each child has access to a high-quality education. The documents, policies, and laws shared here provide the foundation to this work.


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State Support Team 1 is here to help!

State Support Team 1 is happy to assist with any questions or support requests you may have. Our PBIS and Social Emotional Learning consultants are here for you.

Tamie Cruz

Tamie Cruz, M.A.

419.720.8999 ext. 123

PBIS & Social Emotional Learners | English Learners | Family & Community Engagement


Heather Gaskins, M.F.C.S.

419.720.8999 ext. 134

Early Childhood | Emergent Literacy | Early Childhood PBIS & Social Emotional Learning

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