Social-Emotional Learning

  • NSD Families,

    Building social-emotional learning skills in our students is an important focus for our district. Additionally, the development of “soft skills” has been a consistent request in parent feedback, particularly when discussing the use of ESSER funds. After receiving that feedback, we invested in a social-emotional learning software that will strengthen the efforts of our teachers and counselors by providing data-backed insight and curriculum. 

    To get started, we will be asking for your child to reflect on their own mindsets and approaches to learning through a survey that they will be completing at school. 

    The survey content will ask students to self-reflect on our five rocks: Growth Mindset, Self Efficacy, Self Management, Social Awareness, and Grit. To give an idea of what the surveys look like, we have included a couple of sample questions below.

    “If you fail to reach an important goal, how likely are you to try again?”

    “How confident are you that you can learn all of the material presented in your classes?”

    “How often do you remain calm, even when someone is bothering you or saying bad things?”

    We are asking that all of our students participate in the surveys, as their responses will provide invaluable insights into their experiences and how we can improve and adapt our district to their needs. If a student doesn’t feel like they have enough information to answer a question, they will be able to skip the item altogether. The responses to these surveys will be completely confidential.

    If you have any questions about the survey or would like to opt your student out of the survey, please contact your school counselor by September 16, 2022.