This tool (OST version) provides an activity and examples to engage adults in reflection about how they will intentionally model SEL in their interactions with young people and influence the learning climate.
This tool can be used to assess strengths and areas to develop for promoting SEL through explicit instruction, integration into academic instruction, and a supportive classroom climate.
This simple survey has students rate their perception of school climate, adult support, and sense of belonging on a 5 point scale.
Schoolwide norms help operationalize how all staff and students will contribute to a school culture that achieves their shared vision.
Use the PDSA cycle to drive high-quality schoolwide SEL implementation.
A safe and supportive school climate is an important factor for improving academic, behavioral, and mental health outcomes for students (Thapa, 2013).
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.
In addition to driving overall schoolwide SEL implementation, PDSA improvement cycles also provide a powerful structure for quickly testing specific innovative strategies to support SEL.
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.
Align schoolwide systems, policies, programs, and practices to promote SEL for students.