Align schoolwide systems, policies, programs, and practices to promote SEL for students.
Review your current level of implementation, identify needs and resources, set goals, and develop concrete action steps for SEL implementation.
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.
Social and emotional competencies serve as a foundation for achieving academic goals, while academic instruction also provides a ripe opportunity for teaching and practicing SEL.
Schoolwide SEL is evidenced by indicators in the classroom, school, family, and community.
Create a stable budget for SEL resources, professional learning, and staffing to support the sustainability of SEL efforts.
Evidence-based SEL programs are grounded in research and principles of child and adolescent development, and scientifically evaluated and shown to produce positive student outcomes.
Students have a unique perspective on how high-level decisions impact the day-to-day life of the school, and their voices are critical to quality schoolwide SEL implementation. By listening to students, schools can make informed decisions about the changes that will best support all learners.
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.
Social and emotional learning is essential to every child’s education.