Do members of the SEL team have designated roles and responsibilities?
Establish a highly-functioning SEL team that’s representative of the school community and includes students, families, and community groups in decision-making processes.
– Rachel E. Curtis and Elizabeth A. City from Strategy in Action: How School Systems Can Support Powerful Teaching and Learning
The SEL team is a dedicated, representative group of individuals whose task is to lead a coordinated approach for schoolwide SEL implementation. They do this by:
The work of the SEL team is ongoing. The team will meet regularly to continuously build awareness of, commitment to, and ownership of SEL while driving schoolwide implementation.
In this section, we’ll explore what’s needed to assemble an effective SEL team, define team roles and responsibilities, and build a strong team dynamic. Based on your answers to the questions above, you may want to prioritize one of these areas first. If you’re just beginning, start with assembling an SEL team.