Social Emotional Learning

SEL Competencies Brochure- 

This informative brochure will describe how you can support each competency at home and encourage your child's development in each area based on grade level. Additionally, there are book recommendations to help reinforce skills and provides a starting place for discussion. Enjoy! 

Social Emotional Learning in WTS for Families- Click here for additional and detailed information regarding Warren Township School Districts SEL Philosophy 

Warren Township School District SEL Parent Presentation - Video

Social Media Presentations for Parents-

WTSD SEL Specialist, Lauren Floroff and Middle School Guidance Counselor, Carol Brown have put together a series of Social Media Presentations for Parents with information and tips on how to approach Social Media with your children. All Presentations will be held virtually. To access the presentations live, click here. 

  • Presentation #1
  • Presentation# 2- Cyberbullying on Social Media and Mental Health Impact on Minors
  • April 19, 2023, 12-1 PM and 7-8 PM- Appropriate Use of Social Media for Minors and Parental Controls
  • Date TBA- Gaming and How to Set Limits

Collaborative for Academic and Social Emotional Learning (CASEL)

Competencies that Support Social Emotional and Academic Learning:

The five broad, interrelated areas of competence are: 

  • Self-Awarenesss
  • Self-Management
  • Social Awareness
  • Relationship Skills
  • Responsible Decision-making

New Jersey Department of Education: SEL Competencies and Sub-Competencies

Morning / Classroom Meetings

Each Warren Township elementary school has identified a short period of time within the school day for each classroom to conduct a classroom meeting.  The meetings support student social skills, sense of belonging, build trust and community, and support classroom and building norms.  Meetings typically consist of the following elements.

  • Greeting: Students and teachers greet one another by name.
  • Sharing: Students share information about important events in their lives. Listeners often offer empathetic comments or ask clarifying questions.
  • Group Activity: Everyone participates in a brief, lively activity that fosters group cohesion and helps students practice social and academic skills (for example, reciting a poem, dancing, singing, or playing a game).
  • Morning Message: Students read and interact with a short message written by their teacher. The message is crafted to help students focus on the work they’ll do in school that day.

Everyday Speech 

Everyday Speech is a core resource that all elementary staff use to support morning meetings.  The Everyday Speech program supports the