As your SEL team works with teachers to align SEL and academic objectives, it’s also important to consider how the content is delivered so that it supports the practice of social and emotional competencies.
Assess needs and resources to develop an SEL implementation plan with clear goals, action steps, and assigned ownership.
Engage all members of the school community in foundational learning opportunities to help them understand their role in schoolwide SEL.
Use the PDSA cycle to drive high-quality schoolwide SEL implementation.
Develop a coordinated approach for supporting students’ social and emotional learning across the school, classrooms, homes, and communities.
The SEL team serves as a model for positive practices that promote healthy relationships among adults, students, and families. It’s highly beneficial to build a strong team dynamic and positive working relationship by developing group norms and team routines.
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.
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.
Schoolwide SEL is evidenced by indicators in the classroom, school, family, and community.