A safe and supportive school climate is an important factor for improving academic, behavioral, and mental health outcomes for students (Thapa, 2013).
Review your current level of implementation, identify needs and resources, set goals, and develop concrete action steps for SEL implementation.
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.
Create meaningful partnership opportunities and two-way communication that invites families to understand, experience, inform, and support the social and emotional development of their students.
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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.
This collection of videos from CASEL, collaborating districts, and other producers are sorted by the Ten Indicators of Schoolwide SEL and other key categories to support you in visualizing, communicating, and generating discussion about SEL.
A list of the written sources
Establish a highly-functioning SEL team that’s representative of the school community and includes students, families, and community groups in decision-making processes.