Social-emotional learning (SEL) is 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 (https://casel.org/what-is-sel/). Educators and parents/caregivers can support students’ SEL skills by using a range of strategies and practices. As part of Healing Together, SDP is embracing social-emotional learning throughout the school day. Please review the following resources, which we will continue to update throughout the school year.
Professional Development: These pre-recorded sessions guide participants to understand social-emotional learning, how to integrate social-emotional learning into academic instruction, and how to implement social-emotional learning instruction throughout the day.
- SEL Fundamentals
- SEL and Academic Integration
- Implementing SEL Daily
Parent Workshops: These live and pre-precorded sessions support parents’ and caregivers’ deeper understanding of social-emotional learning and how to further develop their children’s capacity for empathy and self-management at home.
- Register for Live Sessions (on Wednesday, September 16th @ 1:00pm)
- Recorded Webinars
SEL Activities : Lessons and Activities for Teaching and Reinforcing SEL Skills
- Stand-Alone Lessons in SEL Skills
- Content-Based Units and Lessons integrating SEL
- Additional Integrated Strategies, Lesson Plans, and Curriculum (also built into the guides Curriculum Engine)
Mindfulness: These resources can be used to help students develop new strategies for managing stress and emotions.
- Building Inner Strength Mindfulness Program for Middle and High School Students (85 mindfulness lessons & activities)
- Additional Resources
Social Emotional Learning Idea Hub:
Do you know an educator who is great at facilitating social-emotional learning? Are you that educator? Nominate yourself or someone else here. We will reach out as we build our library of model SEL examples.
Collaborate and Q&A: Participate in asking and answering questions related to social-emotional learning, mindfulness, community building and relationship building in an interactive chat room.
Additional SEL Resources: