When discipline policies and practices are supportive, developmentally-appropriate, and equitable, they reinforce SEL and support stronger relationships, student engagement, and equitable outcomes.
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.
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.
No excerpt available
When teachers build the structures that support belonging and emotional safety, they lay the groundwork for students to focus on learning (Sergiovanni, 1994 in Darling-Hammond et al., 2017).
Social and emotional learning is essential to every child’s education.
Assess needs and resources to develop an SEL implementation plan with clear goals, action steps, and assigned ownership.
There are a variety of data sources that can be used to continuously improve how SEL is implemented for students.
Schoolwide norms help operationalize how all staff and students will contribute to a school culture that achieves their shared vision.
Use the PDSA cycle to drive high-quality schoolwide SEL implementation.