SEL and Academic Integration: The integration of SEL objectives into instructional content and teaching strategies for academics as well as music, art, and physical education. When done well, integration of SEL promotes student voice and agency and a positive learner identity.
SEL in the Classroom Self-Assessment
This tool can be used to assess strengths and areas to develop for promoting SEL through explicit instruction, integration into academic instruction, and a supportive classroom climate.
Educator Self-Assessment (OST)
This (OST) tool allows educators to track their use of integration strategies and make notes about which strategies they wish to use more often.
Integration of SEL and Instruction
Social and emotional competencies serve as a foundation for achieving academic goals, while academic instruction also provides a ripe opportunity for teaching and practicing SEL.
Integrate Student Supports with SEL
By integrating SEL into student support services through a Multi-Tiered System of Support (MTSS), schools are better equipped to ensure that all students have what they need to succeed.
Foster supportive classroom environments that engage in explicit SEL and integrate SEL throughout instruction.
Develop a coordinated approach for supporting students’ social and emotional learning across the school, classrooms, homes, and communities.
Explicit SEL instruction refers to consistent opportunities for students to cultivate, practice, and reflect on social and emotional competencies in ways that are developmentally appropriate and culturally responsive.
Adopt an Evidence-Based Program for 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.
Aligning SEL and Academic Objectives
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.
This collection of videos from CASEL, collaborating districts, and other producers are sorted by the Ten Indicators of Schoolwide SEL and other key categories to support you in visualizing, communicating, and generating discussion about SEL.