Mentoring programs can help teachers improve their professional relationships while enhancing their SEL and instructional practice.
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.
Build foundational support by establishing an SEL team, fostering SEL awareness, and developing a shared vision.
Collaboratively develop a shared vision for schoolwide SEL that is communicated to the entire school community, informs planning and implementation, and is revisited regularly.
Establish a highly-functioning SEL team that’s representative of the school community and includes students, families, and community groups in decision-making processes.
Engage all members of the school community in foundational learning opportunities to help them understand their role in schoolwide SEL.
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.
Review your current level of implementation, identify needs and resources, set goals, and develop concrete action steps for SEL implementation.
Expand adult learning through structures such as professional learning communities and mentoring opportunities.
As the SEL team works to develop a schoolwide professional learning plan, staff can choose to take it one step further and develop their own personalized professional learning plan to support the school’s SEL goals.