Discipline: Discipline policies and practices that are instructive, restorative, developmentally appropriate, and equitably enforced. This approach maintains respectful relationships, teaches social and emotional skills, and promotes student agency.
Reflecting on School Discipline and SEL Alignment
Reflect on your school’s discipline policies, procedures, practices, and mindsets. Create alignment between your discipline approach and your SEL vision.
Establish Discipline Policies that Promote SEL
When discipline policies and practices are supportive, developmentally-appropriate, and equitable, they reinforce SEL and support stronger relationships, student engagement, and equitable outcomes.
While your team works to align school discipline policies to SEL, it’s important to ensure that all classrooms consistently reinforce a student-centered approach to discipline.
Align schoolwide systems, policies, programs, and practices to promote SEL for students.
Schoolwide SEL is evidenced by indicators in the classroom, school, family, and community.
Develop a coordinated approach for supporting students’ social and emotional learning across the school, classrooms, homes, and communities.
A Supportive Classroom Environment
A supportive and equitable environment in all classrooms serves as a platform for all academic, social and emotional learning. At the core of a supportive classroom is a caring, engaging teacher who establishes authentic trusting relationships with each student.
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
Focus Area 3 Continuous Improvement Connections
There are a variety of data sources that can be used to continuously improve how SEL is implemented for students.