When instructional practices actively involve students in making meaning of content, they are more deeply engaged in their learning and have meaningful opportunities to practice SEL skills.
The core tool used in this guide is the Schoolwide SEL Implementation Rubric. The rubric provides an overview of a systemic approach to schoolwide SEL, and teams can review it to get a sense of what SEL looks like when it is coordinated across classrooms, the school, homes, and the community.
When each staff member models social awareness by expressing their appreciation for their peers’ efforts, a culture of appreciation is created.
Strategies for Establishing School-OST-Family Partnerships in Support of SEL
Engage all members of the school community in foundational learning opportunities to help them understand their role in schoolwide SEL.
To ensure meetings are productive, it’s a good idea to define team roles and responsibilities, and strive to share work equitably.
An important part of building staff skills around SEL is modeling by school leaders. These strategies can provide ideas for administrators and leadership teams to build relationships and show staff they are cared for and appreciated.
As the SEL team works to develop a schoolwide professional learning plan, staff can choose to take it one step further and develop their own personalized professional learning plan to support the school’s SEL goals.