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Social Emotional Learning

Megan Wahl
Social Emotional Learning Coordinator 
(585) 494-1220 ext1404
[email protected] 

Megan Wahl earned both her bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Edinboro University in Erie, PA. Her master’s studies focused on Early Childhood Development. She has taught 3rd and 6th grades and worked on class trips, student council, and character education for the District. 

About SEL at Byron-Bergen schools

Most Commonly asked SEL Questions

Is Social Emotional Learning the same as Character Education?

We define social and emotional learning (SEL) as an integral part of education and human development. SEL is the process through which all young people and adults acquire and apply the knowledge, skills, and attitudes to develop healthy identities, manage emotions and achieve personal and collective goals, feel and show empathy for others, establish and maintain supportive relationships, and make responsible and caring decisions. (

Character Education is a key component of SEL that promotes core values/virtues and personal growth. 

What is the CASEL Framework?

For many, our framework is known as the ‘CASEL wheel’. At the center are the five core social and emotional competencies—broad, interrelated areas that support learning and development. Circling them are four key settings where students live and grow. School-family-community partnerships coordinate SEL practices and establish equitable learning environments across all of these contexts. 

What are the Five CASEL Competencies?

Self - Awareness

Self - Management

Social Awareness

Relationship Skills

Responsible Decision - Making 

For more information on all of the competencies listed above please check out this link

Does NY have specific standards for SEL?

Yes! They were initially created in 2018 and updated in 2022. You can find them for your reference at this link

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