Social-Emotional Learning (SEL)

Lake Tahoe School has recently adopted Toolbox by Dovetail Learning as our Social-Emotional Learning program. The Collaborative for Academic, Social and Emotional Learning (CASEL) defines social and emotional learning (SEL) as “the processes through which children and adults acquire and effectively apply the knowledge, attitudes and skills necessary to understand and manage emotions, set and achieve positive goals, feel and show empathy for others, establish and maintain positive relationships and make responsible decisions.” We explored many different programs before deciding upon Toolbox by Dovetail Learning, a research based program whose motto is “Building Resilience, Self-Mastery, and Empathy for Others.”

Through modeling and daily classroom practices, Lake Tahoe School teachers are supporting students to use the Tools to build self-knowledge and self-trust. The entire faculty and staff are very excited to have a common language with which to discuss civility and conflict resolution throughout our community.

For more information, please visit Toolbox’s website: