Students have a unique perspective on how high-level decisions impact the day-to-day life of the school, and their voices are critical to quality schoolwide SEL implementation. By listening to students, schools can make informed decisions about the changes that will best support all learners.
When each staff member models social awareness by expressing their appreciation for their peers’ efforts, a culture of appreciation is created.
Mentoring programs can help teachers improve their professional relationships while enhancing their SEL and instructional practice.
Review your current level of implementation, identify needs and resources, set goals, and develop concrete action steps for SEL implementation.
Align schoolwide systems, policies, programs, and practices to promote SEL for students.
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Collaboratively develop a shared vision for schoolwide SEL that is communicated to the entire school community, informs planning and implementation, and is revisited regularly.
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.
Schoolwide SEL is evidenced by indicators in the classroom, school, family, and community.
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.