Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) at Ethel Phillips

Social Emotional Learning (SEL) is a process for learning life skills, including how to deal with oneself, others and relationships, and work in an effective manner. In dealing with oneself, SEL helps in recognizing our emotions and learning how to manage those feelings. In dealing with others, SEL helps with developing sympathy and empathy for others, and maintaining positive relationships. SEL also focuses on dealing with a variety of situations in a constructive and ethical manner.  SEL wants students to be skilled in five areas:


Character Counts at Ethel Phillips!
Monthly values focus helps students model SEL and achieve success!

This is who we are at Ethel Phillips!  By focusing on one key value each month, our students are learning to be the best, most successful students and citizens they can be!

  • Responsibility (September): being dependable and making good choices.
  • Self-discipline (October): thinking about your words and actions, and then making choices that are right for you and others.
  • Gratitude (November): noticing all the things we have to be thankful for, the things that are going well for us, helps keep us strong and caring.
  • Compassion (December): being kind and thoughtful toward others.
  • Respect (January): treating others the way you want to be treated.
  • Honesty (February): being truthful and sincere.
  • Integrity (March): making choices that can help you be the best person you can be.
  • Perseverance (April): working hard and not giving up.
  • Acceptance (May): appreciating each person exactly as they are, including when they may be different than us, and knowing we
    deserve to be accepted as we are.