Develop a coordinated approach for supporting students’ social and emotional learning across the school, classrooms, homes, and communities.
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).
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.
Align schoolwide systems, policies, programs, and practices to promote SEL for students.
A list of the written sources
In partnership with schools and districts, CASEL has documented, field-tested, and refind a strategic, collaborative process for schoolwide SEL
Collaboratively develop a shared vision for schoolwide SEL that is communicated to the entire school community, informs planning and implementation, and is revisited regularly.
Support staff in cultivating personal social and emotional competencies and fostering the competencies of peers and students.
When discipline policies and practices are supportive, developmentally-appropriate, and equitable, they reinforce SEL and support stronger relationships, student engagement, and equitable outcomes.