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.
Cultivate a community of adults who engage in their own social and emotional learning, collaborate on strategies for promoting SEL, and model SEL throughout the school.
Mentoring programs can help teachers improve their professional relationships while enhancing their SEL and instructional practice.
Create a stable budget for SEL resources, professional learning, and staffing to support the sustainability of SEL efforts.
Build foundational support by establishing an SEL team, fostering SEL awareness, and developing a shared vision.
Develop a coordinated approach for supporting students’ social and emotional learning across the school, classrooms, homes, and communities.
There are a variety of data sources that can be used to continuously improve how SEL is implemented for students.
A safe and supportive school climate is an important factor for improving academic, behavioral, and mental health outcomes for students (Thapa, 2013).
Collaboratively develop a shared vision for schoolwide SEL that is communicated to the entire school community, informs planning and implementation, and is revisited regularly.
Strategies for Establishing School-OST-Family Partnerships in Support of SEL