A supportive and equitable environment in all classrooms serves as a platform for all academic, social and emotional learning. At the core of a supportive classroom is a caring, engaging teacher who establishes authentic trusting relationships with each student.
When each staff member models social awareness by expressing their appreciation for their peers’ efforts, a culture of appreciation is created.
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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).
This process helps schools create an environment that supports students in developing the academic, social, and emotional competencies that they need to navigate the world.
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.
Support staff in modeling SEL competencies, mindsets, and skills throughout the school community.
Align schoolwide systems, policies, programs, and practices to promote SEL for students.
Develop a coordinated approach for supporting students’ social and emotional learning across the school, classrooms, homes, and communities.
This collection of videos from CASEL, collaborating districts, and other producers are sorted by the Ten Indicators of Schoolwide SEL and other key categories to support you in visualizing, communicating, and generating discussion about SEL.