This printable mini book offers a compact set of essential tools for use during professional learning or as a quick reference for coaches and SEL team leaders. It includes illustrated overviews of the four focus areas and fundamental resources within each section.
This tool offers guidance on how an SEL team can leverage community partnerships intentionally by developing an inventory of partnerships, finding opportunities to deepen SEL alignment and practice, and planning for collaborative communication and continuous improvement.
This team member will take the lead on planning and maintaining a schedule of data collection and reflection throughout the year, preparing data to share, and facilitating group discussion and analysis of data.
Establish a highly-functioning SEL team that’s representative of the school community and includes students, families, and community groups in decision-making processes.
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.
By building an SEL team that reflects the school community and incorporates many points of view, the school will be better able to meet its needs and build commitment to SEL.
To ensure meetings are productive, it’s a good idea to define team roles and responsibilities, and strive to share work equitably.
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.
Evidence-based SEL programs are grounded in research and principles of child and adolescent development, and scientifically evaluated and shown to produce positive student outcomes.
The SEL team has an important role in leading schoolwide SEL. The team can be strengthened over time using continuous improvement techniques.