SELSAM Adjectives

This list offers a few SEL skills that are specifically modeled, taught and practiced from Kindergarten through 12th grade. The SEL skills help children to focus and engage in learning.  They also contribute to a student’s motivation to learn.

Some of the skills are specific skills that can be taught individually (ex. “speaking up”, “listening”).  Other skills are cumulative SEL skills as they rely on the acquisition of many sub-skills (ex. cooperating relies on these SEL skills: listening, the ability to take turns, speaking up, being patient and reaching consensus).

Take a moment to think about the SEL Skills.

Questions for yourself or with another :

Pick one skill listed that people who know you would say you demonstrate regularly.

Pick one you wish you had more of; for example, with more ___________, life would be better because ___________.

This example illustrates the competency known as self-awareness, a SEL indicator for emotional well-being.