Document Type

Capstone Project (Open Access)

Degree Name

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)


Liberal Studies


Liberal Studies

First Advisor

Patty Whang


The Focus of this Capstone Project is to really lean into the social emotional side of learning. Students were already silently suffering with mental health struggles prior to the Pandemic and they have only worsened since going back to in person classes. As educators it is our job to provide a safe space to nurture the development of self-awareness, self-management, social awareness, decision making, and relationship skills. Social Emotional Learning has always been important but given these unprecedented times it is essential that we as educators and staff provide our students with the most well equipped social emotional learning skills possible. After interviewing administrators, teachers, and students three different action options were thoroughly discussed to better enhance social emotional learning. Much time and effort was put into deciding which action would be the most successful, with that being said fortifying Tier I instruction seemed to be the most necessary and best fit for all.