Whole Child Wellness

West Nairobi School utilizes Second Step and Yale University’s RULER approach when implementing Social-emotional learning on our campus.

Below are a few bullet points highlighting what Social-emotional learning (SEL) is and how it helps our students.

Social-emotional learning (SEL) Helps Students:

  • Understand and manage their emotions
  • Set and achieve positive goals
  • Feel and show empathy for others
  • Establish and maintain positive relationships
  • Make responsible decisions

Social-emotional learning (SEL) Programs Prevent:

  • Problem behaviors
  • Antisocial behaviors
  • Peer rejection
  • Impulsivity
  • Low academic achievement

Social-emotional learning (SEL) Programs Promote:

  • School success
  • School connectedness
  • A safe and respectful school climate

Students Learn:

  • How to grow their brains and get smarter
  • Research-based strategies for setting and achieving goals and handling difficult situations
  • To identify their personal values
  • How to use those values to make good decisions and build strong, positive relationships
  • The positive role emotions play in their lives
  • How to handle unhelpful thoughts and strong emotions
  • Specific strategies for calming down
  • How to identify and avoid serious conflicts
  • How to resolve conflicts that can’t be avoided and think about other people’s perspectives
  • How to help stop bullying and harassment at school