Foster supportive classroom environments that engage in explicit SEL and integrate SEL throughout instruction.
The SEL team has an important role in leading schoolwide SEL. The team can be strengthened over time using continuous improvement techniques.
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.
Review your current level of implementation, identify needs and resources, set goals, and develop concrete action steps for SEL implementation.
Support staff in modeling SEL competencies, mindsets, and skills throughout the school community.
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.
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.
SEL is a powerful lever for creating caring, just, inclusive, and healthy communities that support all individuals in reaching their fullest potential.
Expand adult learning through structures such as professional learning communities and mentoring opportunities.
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.