Professional learning communities provide an important opportunity to integrate SEL into existing practices, work collaboratively on the goals of schoolwide SEL, and cultivate their own social and emotional competencies.
Social and emotional learning is essential to every child’s education.
While your team works to align school discipline policies to SEL, it’s important to ensure that all classrooms consistently reinforce a student-centered approach to discipline.
Support staff in modeling SEL competencies, mindsets, and skills throughout the school community.
Align schoolwide systems, policies, programs, and practices to promote SEL for students.
Establish a structured, ongoing process to collect, reflect on, and use implementation and outcome data to inform school-level decisions and drive improvements to SEL implementation.
Foster supportive classroom environments that engage in explicit SEL and integrate SEL throughout instruction.
Review your current level of implementation, identify needs and resources, set goals, and develop concrete action steps for SEL implementation.
Mentoring programs can help teachers improve their professional relationships while enhancing their SEL and instructional practice.