Develop a coordinated approach for supporting students’ social and emotional learning across the school, classrooms, homes, and communities.
When each staff member models social awareness by expressing their appreciation for their peers’ efforts, a culture of appreciation is created.
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.
Professional learning communities provide an important opportunity to integrate SEL into existing practices, work collaboratively on the goals of schoolwide SEL, and cultivate their own social and emotional competencies.
When teachers build the structures that support belonging and emotional safety, they lay the groundwork for students to focus on learning (Sergiovanni, 1994 in Darling-Hammond et al., 2017).
Align schoolwide systems, policies, programs, and practices to promote SEL for students.
Support staff in modeling SEL competencies, mindsets, and skills throughout the school community.
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.
In partnership with schools and districts, CASEL has documented, field-tested, and refind a strategic, collaborative process for schoolwide SEL
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