Foster supportive classroom environments that engage in explicit SEL and integrate SEL throughout instruction.
Social and emotional learning is essential to every child’s education.
The CASEL Guide to Schoolwide SEL provides an intentional and collaborative implementation process. Find out where to begin.
Support staff in cultivating personal social and emotional competencies and fostering the competencies of peers and students.
SEL practices help improve collaboration and can be embedded into any meeting where staff comes together to help build collaboration. Practices may include intentional opportunities to connect personally, interact in meaningful ways, share appreciations, or take time for reflection.
Schoolwide norms help operationalize how all staff and students will contribute to a school culture that achieves their shared vision.
Use the PDSA cycle to drive high-quality schoolwide SEL implementation.
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.
As your SEL team works with teachers to align SEL and academic objectives, it’s also important to consider how the content is delivered so that it supports the practice of social and emotional competencies.