As the SEL team works to develop a schoolwide professional learning plan, staff can choose to take it one step further and develop their own personalized professional learning plan to support the school’s SEL goals.
Expand adult learning through structures such as professional learning communities and mentoring opportunities.
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.
By building an SEL team that reflects the school community and incorporates many points of view, the school will be better able to meet its needs and build commitment to SEL.
Support staff in modeling SEL competencies, mindsets, and skills throughout the school community.
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.
Social and emotional learning is essential to every child’s education.
SEL is a powerful lever for creating caring, just, inclusive, and healthy communities that support all individuals in reaching their fullest potential.
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.
The CASEL Guide to Schoolwide SEL provides an intentional and collaborative implementation process. Find out where to begin.