Schoolwide norms help operationalize how all staff and students will contribute to a school culture that achieves their shared vision.
The SEL team serves as a model for positive practices that promote healthy relationships among adults, students, and families. It’s highly beneficial to build a strong team dynamic and positive working relationship by developing group norms and team routines.
Align schoolwide systems, policies, programs, and practices to promote SEL for students.
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.
Develop a coordinated approach for supporting students’ social and emotional learning across the school, classrooms, homes, and communities.
Establish a structured, ongoing process to collect, reflect on, and use implementation and outcome data to inform school-level decisions and drive improvements to SEL implementation.
Social and emotional learning is essential to every child’s education.
By making the time to build the relationships that allow learners to feel a sense of community- that they are “in this together”- teachers create a safer, more equitable environment where all students participate and achieve.