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Schoolwide SEL in International Settings

CASEL has long been a leader of the social and emotional learning (SEL) movement since first introducing the term more than two decades ago. Recently, CASEL is broadening their support to intentionally include international schools across the globe. One of the key pillars of this support includes access to free and downloadable tools to help in a school’s SEL implementation journey.

CASEL is committed to working with educators, researchers, and policy leaders to promote evidence-based practices that support all children’s healthy development through systemic implementation. The SEL and Child Self-Protection Standards and Benchmarks for International Schools (2023) are a collaborative effort among the Office of Overseas Schools of the United States Department of State, CASEL, ICMEC and many mental health professionals, international educators, child protection experts, and SEL leaders. These standards and benchmarks can be used as a first step on the path of embedding social emotional learning and child self-protection into every school day and all curriculums at international schools around the world.

Additionally, the following resources have been particularly helpful for educators within an international context. We welcome any feedback about how the following resources have been used or might be adapted to better meet your school community needs.

Easy Ways to Get Started with SEL in an International School Setting

Selecting an Evidence-based SEL Program



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