Education Report Card
Each year, the Education Report Card provides an overview of Metro Nashville Public Schools data and makes specific recommendations for improvement. This page serves as a companion to the 2018 Education Report Card with additional data and supplementary resources not included in the printed report.
Social and Emotional Learning (SEL)
This year's special topic is social and emotional learning, also known as SEL. Metro Nashville Public Schools (MNPS) defines SEL as “the process 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.” SEL is not a program but rather an approach to teaching and learning that takes into account the experiences and background of each student served by the district.
Each MNPS school selects an SEL framework to guide their strategy.
To see how SEL is being integrated into the classroom and the wider school culture, MNPS has developed an SEL Walkthrough rubric.
SEL work is often supported by community partners.
The approach to SEL for students can vary depending on the levels of trauma they have encountered. MNPS trauma-informed focus schools give additional support to students who have Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) that could inhibit their ability to excel in school.
|MNPS Trauma-Informed Focus Schools|
|Fall-Hamilton Elementary |
|Waverly Belmont Elementary|
|Tulip Grove Elementary|
|Meigs Magnet Middle Prep|
Social and Emotional Learning calls for more restorative forms of discipline rather than suspensions or expulsions.
Edutopia, a foundation dedicated to transforming K-12 education so all students can acquire and use the skills necessary to thrive in school and beyond, has focused on several MNPS schools and initiatives. Find the videos and links to these features below.