What does SEL look like when implemented schoolwide?
A schoolwide approach to SEL goes beyond weekly lessons or morning breathing exercises. When fully implemented, you will see SEL woven throughout all classrooms, across the school building, and in the broader school community
Look for these 10 indicators of schoolwide SEL as evidence of high-quality, systemic implementation:
Schoolwide SEL fosters environments, skills, and relationships that enhance all students’ social, emotional, and academic learning. While it can take 3 to 5 years to fully implement, schools at all stages in the journey can observe their progress using the 10 Indicators of Schoolwide SEL.
See the indicators of schoolwide SEL in action in the video library.
Indicators of Schoolwide SEL
When fully implemented, schoolwide SEL contributes to more successful and equitable outcomes for young people, and is evidenced by the 10 indicators in this 1 page summary. Also available in Spanish, and a differentiated version for out-of-school time.
Indicators of Schoolwide SEL: Strengths and Needs Reflection
This tool offers space for reflection on the 10 indicators of schoolwide SEL. It can be a helpful step in establishing common ground among stakeholders about where the school should focus learning and implementation efforts for SEL.
Indicators of Schoolwide SEL: Walkthrough Protocol
Look for signs of high-quality schoolwide SEL implementation by observing for the indicators of schoolwide SEL. Also available in Spanish.