Social, Emotional and Character Development (SECD) is a blend of two important traditions in education: Social & Emotional Learning (SEL) and Character & Moral Education. This reference guide provides valuable background information on SECD, as well as strategies for implementing SECD in classrooms and schoolwide.
The guide identifies ways to:
- Integrate SECD into academic lessons
- Build critical thinking skills through literature and social studies lessons
- Utilize a problem-solving/decision-making/conflict resolution approach called UPS
- Engage parents and the community in SECD and extend initiatives outside of school
Valuable web, print, and video resources are provided, as well as a decision worksheet that facilitates student self-monitoring and promotes self-improvement skills acquisition.