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Office of Social and Emotional Learning (OSEL)

Social and Emotional Learning works with schools and networks to establish multi-tiered systems of support (MTSS) for students’ social, emotional, and behavioral development.

Office of Social and Emotional Learning


773-553-1895 (Fax)

773-553-3654 (Fax)

42 W. Madison St.
Chicago, IL 60602

Students learn best when they feel safe and supported in school, both physically and emotionally. OSEL ensures school-based staff use the most effective strategies to foster a safe learning climate and maximize student engagement and achievement.

We are committed to teaching students skills that will help them with school as well as in life. These skills include:

  • Managing and understanding their emotions
  • Understanding and being able to relate to others
  • Making responsible decisions

These skills are needed to persist with a range of situations—from figuring out a tough math problem or collaborating on a group project to setting goals for college and career.

Additional Contact Information

  • Saturday Morning Alternative Reach Out and Teach (SMART)