Skip To Main Content

Social & Emotional Learning


Social and emotional learning (SEL) is the process through which children and adults acquire and effectively apply the knowledge, attitudes and skills necessary:

  • to understand and manage emotions
  • set and achieve positive goals
  • feel and show empathy for others
  • establish and maintain positive relationships
  • make responsible decisions

SEL targets character, social and personal developmental skills that are necessary to be successful in school and life.

In addition to being selected as a pilot school to represent the district at the county level, Beverly Elementary School received a grant from the PTA to begin training the The RULER Approach to Social and Emotional Learning at the Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence.  In fall 2016, our staff began school-wide training in RULER.

Educating the mind without educating the heart is no education at all.- Aristotle

Our focus is on helping students develop 5 key RULER skills:

Recognizing emotions to obtain valuable information about themselves and their environment

Understanding the causes and consequences of emotions to predict behavior

Labeling emotions to describe feelings precisely

Expressing emotions to communicate effectively and in socially appropriate ways

Regulating emotions to promote learning and personal growth, including healthy relationship

Classroom Tools

Beverly teachers use a variety of tools to engage students in social and emotional learning such as the Mood Meter & Class Charter.

Social & Emotional Learning categories