Establish structures to support consistent two-way SEL communications between the SEL team and all stakeholders.
The CASEL Guide to Schoolwide SEL provides an intentional and collaborative implementation process. Find out where to begin.
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.
When each staff member models social awareness by expressing their appreciation for their peers’ efforts, a culture of appreciation is created.
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.
This process helps schools create an environment that supports students in developing the academic, social, and emotional competencies that they need to navigate the world.
Carol Dweck is a psychologist who researches achievement and success. Her major finding is that those who have a “growth mindset”—those who believe that their abilities are developed through dedication and hard work, not innate talent—are more likely to be resilient when things get tough and persevere to achieve goals (Dweck, 2006).
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.
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.