CASEL, The Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning, defines social and emotional learning (SEL) as the “process through which children and adults understand and manage emotions, set and achieve positive goals, feel and show empathy for others, establish and maintain positive relationships and make responsible decisions.” SEL can be the underpinning of every action a principal or classroom teacher makes about their campus, classroom or environment for students. According to Jeff Goelitz, Director of Education at HeartMath Institute, during a recent edWebinar, SEL affects everything from systems and structure to climate, culture, and academics. “Everyone” is interested in SEL and buying into the theory and the models but the how can be a daunting challenge as school districts try to make it a priority. Rachelle H. Finck, Coordinator Social and Emotional Learning for Round Rock ISD, TX, remarks that when SEL programs are planned with intention, they become more of a philosophy than a black binder program.
In this edWebinar, participants will learn best practices for trauma-sensitive schools and how social-emotional learning (SEL) serves to support a trauma-sensitive approach.
In this edWebinar, Dr. Kendra Coates and colleagues share insights and examples from the field on how educators can access growth mindset as the foundation for ALL learning and integrate growth mindset, SEL, and academic learning.
This edWebinar will explore how you can integrate SEL into your school and district using tips and tricks for easy SEL infusion into every lesson.
This edWebinar, will how SEL has become an integral part of the developmental success of students in the Round Rock Independent School District.
Zero tolerance policies, while trying to keep kids accountable for their actions, often result in suspensions for even minor infractions like dress code violations or being tardy. While these behaviors warrant attention, Fatima Rogers, Principal of Charles W. Henry School, School District of Philadelphia, and Jody Greenblatt, Esq., Deputy of School Climate and Safety, School District of Philadelphia, questioned what their conduct code and other discipline methods actually did to help students. Working with the Committee for Children, they’re piloting a program merging social emotional learning (SEL) and Restorative Practice (RP) in school. Their goal, as explained in the edWebinar, “SEL and Restorative Practices: Schoolwide Integration Strategies,” is to not only give students the emotional toolkit they need but to also provide a behavioral framework that focuses on support over punishment.
In this edWebinar, Fatima Rogers and Jody Greenblatt share practical strategies for leading an integrated implementation of SEL and RP.
In this edWebinar, school counselors provide resources via technology that can be implemented in the classroom by preservice teachers to help foster SEL.
In this edWebinar, clinical psychologist Dr. Myles Cooley provides guidelines on supporting these students and communicating with them and their parents.
A social-emotional learning (SEL) curriculum adds valuable lessons to a student’s normal school day that will help propel them beyond academic success and onto success in life too. No matter the program, there are common practices that lead to creating a successful and sustainable SEL environment. The presenters of “7 Must-Haves for Successful and Sustainable Social-Emotional Learning” reviewed these common practices and shared how they work in their district and school.