When instructional practices actively involve students in making meaning of content, they are more deeply engaged in their learning and have meaningful opportunities to practice SEL skills.
When each staff member models social awareness by expressing their appreciation for their peers’ efforts, a culture of appreciation is created.
Establish structures to support consistent two-way SEL communications between the SEL team and all stakeholders.
Schoolwide SEL helps students excel academically, build stronger relationships, and lead happier, healthier, more fulfilling lives.
To ensure meetings are productive, it’s a good idea to define team roles and responsibilities, and strive to share work equitably.
As staff use shared agreements to guide their interactions, it’s essential that they also reflect on their own social and emotional growth.
Expand adult learning through structures such as professional learning communities and mentoring opportunities.
A supportive and equitable environment in all classrooms serves as a platform for all academic, social and emotional learning. At the core of a supportive classroom is a caring, engaging teacher who establishes authentic trusting relationships with each student.
Just as it’s important to model SEL for students in the classroom, it’s also important for adults to consistently model social-emotional competencies with each other.
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