Support staff in cultivating personal social and emotional competencies and fostering the competencies of peers and students.
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.
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.
Schoolwide norms help operationalize how all staff and students will contribute to a school culture that achieves their shared vision.
Schoolwide SEL is evidenced by indicators in the classroom, school, family, and community.
Strategies for Establishing School-OST-Family Partnerships in Support of SEL
The core tool used in this guide is the Schoolwide SEL Implementation Rubric. The rubric provides an overview of a systemic approach to schoolwide SEL, and teams can review it to get a sense of what SEL looks like when it is coordinated across classrooms, the school, homes, and the 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.
Expand adult learning through structures such as professional learning communities and mentoring opportunities.