Social and Emotional Learning
Addressing the social, emotional, and behavior needs of students is a primary focus for CMCSS. In the 2021-22 parent/guardian survey, almost two-thirds of families indicated that addressing social and emotional learning (SEL) should be a top priority for CMCSS. All schools continue to assess and address the resources and supports available to ensure they meet students’ social and emotional needs. CMCSS’ SEL resources and supports are aligned with state laws and the Tennessee Department of Education’s social and personal competencies and school counselor model and standards.
All schools continue to assess and address the resources and support available to ensure they meet students’ social and emotional needs. This focus extends to teachers, counselors, and staff.
Connection with students includes classroom lessons, small group counseling, and individualized counseling.
Resources are available to families and students via the district website. Teachers and school-level administration are equipped with an extensive list of grade-level-appropriate resources and guides.
Classroom Resources for Families
Second Step (K-5)
The Second Step program is available in Kindergarten – 5th-grade classrooms.
The Families page provides access to videos, lesson plans, and handouts.
School Connect (6-12)
The School Connect program is available in 6th – 12th-grade classrooms.
Families can view samples of videos, lessons, and additional resources on the School Connect website.
Rhithm is used by educators to support lessons with videos that are 2 minutes or less related to self-awareness, self-management, responsible decision-making, relationship skills, and social awareness. The wellness check-in tool will not be used by CMCSS, and Rhithm will not be available in students’ ClassLink.
Questions on how social and emotional resources are used in CMCSS?Contact [email protected].
The District is not responsible for the contents of these resources or any revisions thereto.