Schools, like the greater society, are becoming increasingly more diverse in culture, ethnicity, race, language, values, and beliefs. This diversity has countless positive benefits, but it can also present challenges.
Equipped with clear goals, action steps, and a plan to measure progress throughout the year, your SEL team should meet regularly to monitor that action steps are occurring and to reflect on data to see whether the school is achieving desired outcomes and adjust course as needed.
Expand adult learning through structures such as professional learning communities and mentoring opportunities.
The SEL team is a dedicated, representative group of individuals whose task is to lead a coordinated approach and continuous improvement of schoolwide SEL implementation. They will take the lead to gather stakeholder perspectives and input to distill core goals for SEL, to design an implementation plan, and to track progress and outcomes to drive […]
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.
An important part of building staff skills around SEL is modeling by school leaders. These strategies can provide ideas for administrators and leadership teams to build relationships and show staff they are cared for and appreciated.
Assess needs and resources to develop an SEL implementation plan with clear goals, action steps, and assigned ownership.
SEL is a powerful lever for creating caring, just, inclusive, and healthy communities that support all individuals in reaching their fullest potential.