As a part of the Anderson Vertical Team, Hill students learn a valuable set of life skills. SEL stands for Social Emotional Learning. It encompasses self-management, self-awareness, social awareness, relationship skills, and responsible decision-making.

For more information about SEL at Hill, contact Hill Counselors Sarah Kelton or Stephanie Winfrey:

Home Resources:

Links to 1st-grade lessons:  English, Spanish

Links to 2nd-grade lessons: English, Spanish

Links to 3rd-grade lessons: English, Spanish

**For resources for Pre-K, Kinder, and 4th and 5th grades, please contact a counselor.

SEL Core Competencies include:


  • Regulating one’s emotions
  • Managing stress
  • Self-control
  • Self-motivation
  • Setting and achieving goals


  • Labeling one’s feelings
  • Relating feelings and thoughts to behavior
  • Accurate self-assessment of strengths and challenges
  • Self-efficacy
  • Optimism


  • Perspective taking
  • Empathy
  • Respecting diversity
  • Understanding social and ethical norms of behavior
  • Recognizing family, school, and community supports


  • Building relationships with diverse individuals and groups
  • Communicating effectively
  • Working cooperatively
  • Resolving conflicts
  • Seeking help


  • Considering the well-being of self and others
  • Recognizing one’s responsibility to behave ethically
  • Basing decisions on safety, social and ethical considerations
  • Evaluating realistic consequences of various actions
  • Making constructive, safe choices for self, relationship and school

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