How Do I Know Which Social-Emotional Skills Need Support in My Classroom?

The Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning (CASEL) has identified five areas of social-emotional competence that support students' development and well-being. But how do you know which skills students may need support in developing? The Social, Academic, and Emotional Behavior Risk Screener (SAEBRS), which is part of the FastBridge assessment solution, provides educators with specific attributes and behaviors they can look for in their students that demonstrate their skill level with the CASEL 5.

Click on the elements in the CASEL wheel to learn more about how SAEBRS assesses CASEL's competencies.

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Self-Management

Ability to manage one's emotions, thoughts, and behaviors effectively in different situations and to achieve goals.

Self-Awareness

Ability to understand one's emotions and how they influence behavior.

Responsible Decision-Making

Ability to make caring and constructive choices about personal behavior and social interactions across diverse situations.

Relationship Skills

Ability to establish and maintain healthy and supportive relationships with diverse individuals and groups.

Social Awareness

Ability to understand the perspectives of and empathize with others.

Independently adapted from CASEL's SEL Framework.
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To identify how well developed self-management skills are in students, ask yourself:

Academic Behavior

  1. How prepared are they for instruction?
  2. Do they complete their work on time?
  3. Do they have difficulty working independently?
  4. Are they organized?

Emotional Behavior

  1. How well do they adapt to change?
  2. Do they have difficulty rebounding from setbacks?

To identify how well developed self-awareness skills are in students, ask yourself:

Emotional Behavior

  1. How well do they adapt to change?
  2. Do they have difficulty rebounding from setbacks?
  3. Are they withdrawn or appear worried?
  4. Do they tend to have a positive attitude?

To identify how well developed responsible decision-making skills are in students, ask yourself:

Academic Behavior

  1. How prepared are they for instruction?
  2. Do they complete their work on time?
  3. Do they have difficulty working independently?
  4. Are they organized?
  1. How well do they cooperate with their peers?
  2. Do they have trouble controlling their impulses?
  3. Do they display socially appropriate responses toward others?

To identify how well developed relationship skills are in students, ask yourself:

  1. How well do they cooperate with their peers?
  2. Do they have trouble controlling their impulses?
  3. Are they argumentative?
  4. Do they display socially appropriate responses toward others?

To identify how well developed social awareness skills are in students, ask yourself:

  1. How well do they cooperate with their peers?
  2. Do they have trouble controlling their impulses?
  3. Are they argumentative?
  4. Do they display socially appropriate responses toward others?

Learn how to measure social-emotional competence using student and teacher raters, select screeners, and use screening data to inform SEL program selection, Tier 1 SEL instruction, and individual student supports.

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