Social Emotional and Student Supports

  • Social Emotional and Student Supports guides and supports staff in cultivating equity through transformational practice. We focus on the well-being of the whole child and create educational communities that are culturally relevant, responsive, and inclusive.

    We build staff capacity to create safe, positive, equitable, and sustainable learning environments for students, so that each student is equipped with lifelong skills, is highly educated, is prepared for leadership and service, and is empowered for success as citizens in a global community.

    Social Emotional Learning (SEL)

    SEL is the process through which children and adults develop and effectively apply the knowledge, attitudes, and skills needed to understand and manage emotions, set and achieve positive goals, feel and show empathy for others, establish and maintain positive relationships, and make responsible decisions. When implemented systematically in the school, classroom, home, and community, SEL provides a powerful framework for supporting student success. 

    Positive Behavioral Interventions and Support (PBIS)

    PBIS is a broad range of systemic and individualized strategies for achieving important social and learning outcomes in school communities while preventing problem behavior. The key attributes of PBIS include preventative activities, data-based decision making, and problem solving orientation. The essential components of PBIS are community connections, clear expectations, consistency, comprehensive instruction, and a supportive structure.

    Positive Efforts for Adjustment and Knowledge (PEAK)

    PEAK is an in-school intervention program at the elementary school level (K-5). The program began as a response to a district and community need to promote and support student positive behaviors in the school environment. The primary goal of the program is to proactively intervene when a student exhibits behavior that demonstrates the need for additional supports, and minimizing suspensions to keep students on track for learning.

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  • Columbus City Schools’ Culture Camp program creates helpful, educational environments where students learn about the integral part they play in building their school’s culture and climate. Monnette Glason, a CCS Social Emotional Learning (SEL) Practitioner, demonstrates how the program works.