Social-Emotional Learning Institute


Nueva was founded nearly 50 years ago with a core value of self-science, which in the ensuing years was developed into and became widely known as Social-Emotional Learning (SEL).

These values of self-awareness, self-advocacy, empathy, care, communication, and collaboration are at the foundation of Nueva's distinctive, award winning, and educational environment. These values continue to underlie our culture, community, and daily practice of lifelong learning with a foundation of social and emotional health.

History of the IFSEL Institute at Nueva

With the increasing appreciation for the value of SEL in all learning environments, a group of Nueva educators founded the Institute for Social-Emotional Learning (IFSEL) to offer high-quality SEL professional development, tools, and skills. IFSEL offers four-day intensives and one-day workshops each year. 

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