In addition to driving overall schoolwide SEL implementation, PDSA improvement cycles also provide a powerful structure for quickly testing specific innovative strategies to support SEL.
Develop a coordinated approach for supporting students’ social and emotional learning across the school, classrooms, homes, and communities.
Support staff in cultivating personal social and emotional competencies and fostering the competencies of peers and students.
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.
When discipline policies and practices are supportive, developmentally-appropriate, and equitable, they reinforce SEL and support stronger relationships, student engagement, and equitable outcomes.
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.
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Use the PDSA cycle to drive high-quality schoolwide SEL implementation.
Social and emotional learning is essential to every child’s education.