Create a stable budget for SEL resources, professional learning, and staffing to support the sustainability of SEL efforts.
There are a variety of data sources that can be used to continuously improve how SEL is implemented for students.
The SEL team has an important role in leading schoolwide SEL. The team can be strengthened over time using continuous improvement techniques.
Strategies for Establishing School-OST-Family Partnerships in Support of SEL
Review your current level of implementation, identify needs and resources, set goals, and develop concrete action steps for SEL implementation.
Establish structures to support consistent two-way SEL communications between the SEL team and all stakeholders.
A safe and supportive school climate is an important factor for improving academic, behavioral, and mental health outcomes for students (Thapa, 2013).
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.