This team member will take the lead on planning and maintaining a schedule of data collection and reflection throughout the year, preparing data to share, and facilitating group discussion and analysis of data (OST version).
This tool is designed to help the SEL team learn about past and present SEL-related work that has occurred. It includes an interview protocol and guidance for analyzing information from interviews or surveys to decide what SEL-related work should be built upon or reinstated.
The purpose of this tool is to help the SEL team progress from a broad, shared vision for SEL to specific, short-term SEL goals that will guide action steps for the coming year. It begins with guidance for determining SEL priorities, then sketching out a long-term implementation roadmap, and finally setting SMARTIE goals for year 1 of SEL implementation
In addition to driving overall schoolwide SEL implementation, PDSA improvement cycles also provide a powerful structure for quickly testing specific innovative strategies to support SEL.
Evidence-based SEL programs are grounded in research and principles of child and adolescent development, and scientifically evaluated and shown to produce positive student outcomes.
Establish a highly-functioning SEL team that’s representative of the school community and includes students, families, and community groups in decision-making processes.
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.
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.
The SEL team has an important role in leading schoolwide SEL. The team can be strengthened over time using continuous improvement techniques.
To ensure meetings are productive, it’s a good idea to define team roles and responsibilities, and strive to share work equitably.