Assess needs and resources to develop an SEL implementation plan with clear goals, action steps, and assigned ownership.
Engage all members of the school community in foundational learning opportunities to help them understand their role in schoolwide SEL.
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.
Strategies for Establishing School-OST-Family Partnerships in Support of SEL
The core tool used in this guide is the Schoolwide SEL Implementation Rubric. The rubric provides an overview of a systemic approach to schoolwide SEL, and teams can review it to get a sense of what SEL looks like when it is coordinated across classrooms, the school, homes, and the community.
Schoolwide norms help operationalize how all staff and students will contribute to a school culture that achieves their shared vision.
There are a variety of data sources that can be used to continuously improve how SEL is implemented for students.
By making the time to build the relationships that allow learners to feel a sense of community- that they are “in this together”- teachers create a safer, more equitable environment where all students participate and achieve.
Foster supportive classroom environments that engage in explicit SEL and integrate SEL throughout instruction.
Leverage strategic and aligned community partnerships that ensure students receive consistent SEL supports, increase access to a broad range of community services, and expand the professional learning opportunities for SEL.