Expand adult learning through structures such as professional learning communities and mentoring opportunities.
Schoolwide norms help operationalize how all staff and students will contribute to a school culture that achieves their shared vision.
Explicit SEL instruction refers to consistent opportunities for students to cultivate, practice, and reflect on social and emotional competencies in ways that are developmentally appropriate and culturally responsive.
When teachers build the structures that support belonging and emotional safety, they lay the groundwork for students to focus on learning (Sergiovanni, 1994 in Darling-Hammond et al., 2017).
In partnership with schools and districts, CASEL has documented, field-tested, and refind a strategic, collaborative process for schoolwide SEL
A list of the written sources
Assess needs and resources to develop an SEL implementation plan with clear goals, action steps, and assigned ownership.
Schools, like the greater society, are becoming increasingly more diverse in culture, ethnicity, race, language, values, and beliefs. This diversity has countless positive benefits, but it can also present challenges.
This process helps schools create an environment that supports students in developing the academic, social, and emotional competencies that they need to navigate the world.
The CASEL Guide to Schoolwide SEL provides an intentional and collaborative implementation process. Find out where to begin.