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.
Support staff in cultivating personal social and emotional competencies and fostering the competencies of peers and students.
Create meaningful partnership opportunities and two-way communication that invites families to understand, experience, inform, and support the social and emotional development of their students.
Support staff in modeling SEL competencies, mindsets, and skills throughout the school community.
Review your current level of implementation, identify needs and resources, set goals, and develop concrete action steps for SEL implementation.
SEL practices help improve collaboration and can be embedded into any meeting where staff comes together to help build collaboration. Practices may include intentional opportunities to connect personally, interact in meaningful ways, share appreciations, or take time for reflection.
As the SEL team works to develop a schoolwide professional learning plan, staff can choose to take it one step further and develop their own personalized professional learning plan to support the school’s SEL goals.
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.
Develop a coordinated approach for supporting students’ social and emotional learning across the school, classrooms, homes, and communities.
Build foundational support by establishing an SEL team, fostering SEL awareness, and developing a shared vision.