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alternatives to suspension

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Anchorage Public Schools

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Annie E. Casey Foundation

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anti-bias

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arts

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assessment

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Atlanta Public Schools

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Austin Independent School District

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board policies

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Boston Public Schools

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budgeting

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building buy-in for SEL

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Building Buy-in for SEL

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building community

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Building Community

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Bullying Prevention

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bullying prevention

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California CORE Districts

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California DOE

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CASEL

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CCSS

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Chicago Public Schools

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Classroom Management

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Cleveland Metropolitan School District

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Collaborative Communications

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college & career readiness

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college and career readiness

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College and Career Readiness

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communications

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Community Partnerships

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community partnerships

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community relations

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Community Relations

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conducting local SEL research

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Conducting Local SEL Research

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continuous improvement

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contracting

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counselors

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cultural competence

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culturally responsive

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culture and climate

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Culture and Climate

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Dallas Independent School District

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data dashboard

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data dashboards

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Data Dashboards

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define SEL metrics

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Define SEL Metrics

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Denver Public Schools

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District of Columbia Public Schools

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district organizational charts

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District Organizational Charts

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district SEL expertise

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DuPage County School Districts

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Education First

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Edutopia

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El Paso Independent School District

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elementary school grades

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Elementary School Grades

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English Language Learners

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equity

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ESOL in Higher Ed

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family and community engagement

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Family and Community Engagement

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Family Partnerships

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family partnerships

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high school grades

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hiring practices

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A Restorative Approach to Discipline (video)

From Chicago Public Schools' Office of Social and Emotional Learning, this video illustrates how restorative disciplinary practices have transformed school climate and relationships in 3 schools.

SOURCE: Chicago Public Schools

TAGS alternatives to suspension restorative practices student discipline

Chicago Student Code of Conduct (video)

This short video helps students and their families understand Chicago's student code of conduct and highlights the district's SEL-infused approach to student discipline.

SOURCE: Chicago Public Schools

TAGS alternatives to suspension restorative practices student discipline

Marcus Garvey Elementary: Exemplary Supportive School

Chicago Public Schools recognizes schools for systemic SEL implementation through a Supportive Schools Certification process. Marcus Garvey Elementary is one of the schools that has earned the highest certification level, and this video illustrates the ways SEL has been integrated into systems and practices.

SOURCE: Chicago Public Schools

TAGS videos model SEL schools communications

Central Office Expertise

SEL Professional Learning

Adult SEL and Cultural Competence

Planning Engaging, SEL-Infused Professional Learning

CASEL has shared this planning template with breakout session presenters at CASEL-coordinated events to ensure that presentations are objective driven, evidence-based, action-oriented, and use techniques that activate social and emotional skills.

SOURCE: CASEL

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Staff Trust, Community and Efficacy

FA2.1 – Strengthen central office SEL expertise

SEL Standards

Suspending Chicago’s Students – Differences in Discipline Practices across Schools

This report from the University of Chicago provides an example of how to analyze district discipline data to pinpoint factors that lead to inequity.

SOURCE: University/Nonprofit Research Institution

TAGS alternatives to suspension equity student discipline

FA2.2 – Design and implement an effective SEL professional learning program for school staff

Evidence-Based Programs and Practices

Guiding Principles – A Resource Guide Guide for Improving School Climate and Discipline

These guiding principles from the U.S. Department of Education are organized around concepts of creating positive school climate, providing evidence-based supports, promoting social and emotional learning, providing training on positive engagement with students and equitable practices, and adopting an instructional approach to school discipline.

SOURCE: United States DOE

TAGS alternatives to suspension anti-bias student discipline

FA2.3 – Strengthen staff social, emotional, and cultural competence

Family and Community Partnerships

Parenting for Competence and Parenting With Competence- Essential Connections Between Parenting and Social and Emotional Learning

In this 2018 study, Miller, Wanless & Weissberg examined how professionals in the field of SEL translate between their professional knowledge and their personal parenting practices and priorities for their children's development. Responses are analyzed and compared to the CASEL 5 competency framework.

SOURCE: Research Journal

TAGS family partnerships parenting reading lists - parents

FA2.4 – Develop structures that promote trust, community, and collective efficacy among staff

Integration

Indicators of Schoolwide SEL

When fully implemented, schoolwide SEL contributes to more successful and equitable outcomes for young people, and is evidenced by the following indicators.

SOURCE: CASEL

TAGS model SEL schools culture and climate

FA3.1 – Adopt and implement PreK-12 SEL standards or guidelines

FA3.2 – Adopt and implement evidence-based programs and practices

FA3.3 – Integrate SEL with academics

The Afterschool Guide to Social and Emotional Learning

This Ebook compiles more than 20 articles and studies describing SEL practice in the afterschool environment, partnerships with schools to strengthen SEL practice, and examples of afterschool programs that support SEL. Requires free registration to access.

SOURCE: National Afterschool Association

TAGS community partnerships SEL partnerships out of school

FA3.4 – Develop and strengthen family partnerships

SEL: Creating Safe & Supportive Learning Environments (video)

Creating a safe, supportive environment for social and emotional learning (SEL) has been, and remains, a high priority for CASEL. It is inherent in our focus on integrating SEL into all aspects of school and district practice through a systemic approach.

SOURCE: CASEL

TAGS videos SEL overview district SEL expertise building buy-in for SEL SEL leadership

FA3.5 – Develop and strengthen SEL-related community partnerships

FA3.6 – Align discipline policies and practices with SEL

Oakland Unified School District SEL Video Library

Oakland Unified School District's extensive SEL video library includes sections of content for lower elementary, upper elementary, middle school, high school, adult learning and collaboration, and leadership.

SOURCE: Oakland Unified School District

TAGS videos district SEL expertise SEL leadership

FA3.7 – Integrate SEL with a continuum of student supports

School-Based SEL Implementation Commitments

Washoe County School District clearly defined the commitments required for principals, SEL teams, and teachers to participate in district-supported professional learning and coaching for schoolwide SEL.

SOURCE: Washoe County School District

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School Climate Survey for Families

Sacramento City Unified School District used this 2 page survey to gather family members' perspectives about school culture, equity, and the quality of interactions with school staff. It has been translated into 5 other languages at www.scusd.edu/post/2019-school-climate-survey-families.

SOURCE: Sacramento City Unified School District

TAGS family partnerships community relations culture and climate family and community engagement

Sacramento City Core Competencies and Indicators for SEL

Sacramento City Unified School District's motto for SEL is "We Are. We Belong. We Can." Their standards include the 5 core competencies and add Growth Mindset as a sixth component.

SOURCE: Sacramento City Unified School District

TAGS SEL standards SEL competence PK-12

Creating Positive and Supportive Spaces for Adult Learning

Minneapolis' adapted this 1 page summary of how to incorporate 3 signature SEL practices into adult learning.

SOURCE: Minneapolis Public Schools

TAGS Adult SEL three signature practices building community professional learning

Minneapolis SEL Competencies Posters

This poster set from Minneapolis Public Schools describes why each of 5 SEL competence areas are important and provides "I statements" for each.

SOURCE: Minneapolis Public Schools

TAGS teacher tool social awareness self awareness self management relationship skills responsible decision making SEL competence classroom level

Focus Area 2 – Strengthen Adult SEL Competencies and Capacity

This focus area of the CASEL District Resource Center helps school districts strengthen staff expertise and skills to lead social and emotional learning (SEL) initiatives, as well as cultivate adults’ social, emotional and cultural competencies.

Adult SEL Posters

Minneapolis Public Schools developed a set of posters describing how adults exercise social and emotional skills in 5 core areas.

SOURCE: Minneapolis Public Schools

TAGS Adult SEL SEL competence teacher training

Strengthen Central Office Expertise

When central office leaders understand social and emotional learning (SEL) research and practices, they are able to promote and sustain systemic implementation.

Calming Areas Overview and Ideas

A Calming Area is a quiet area of the room equipped with soothing materials and furnishings to help a
student de-escalate and / or practice self-management when upset. This short document includes guidelines and photos.

SOURCE: Dallas Independent School District

TAGS classroom management teacher tool self management restorative practices classroom level

Dallas PreK-Adult Social and Emotional Learning Standards

Dallas' SEL standards build from CASEL's 5 core competencies.

SOURCE: Dallas Independent School District

TAGS SEL standards PK-12

Professional Learning

Effective professional learning ensures that district staff understand social and emotional learning (SEL) and how to support systemic implementation.

Strengthen Adult Social, Emotional and Cultural Competence

Successful districtwide social and emotional learning (SEL) implementation is more effective when districts also cultivate adults’ SEL and cultural competencies.

Oakland’s Restorative Justice Implementation Guide

This guide/workbook is designed for a Restorative Practices Facilitator to support their school to create an implementation plan to introduce restorative practices in 11 well-defined stages.

SOURCE: Oakland Unified School District

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Promote Staff Trust, Community, and Efficacy

When district staff feels a sense of community and shared purpose, they can engage more deeply in social and emotional learning (SEL).

Building Trusting Relationships for School Improvement – Implications for Principals and Teachers

This booklet looks at the importance of trust in school improvement, particularly regarding relationships between teachers and between teachers and administrators. It includes case studies in middle and high schools, a review of relevant research, common obstacles to trust, and actionable strategies for strengthening trust.

SOURCE: Northwest REL

TAGS Adult SEL building community

Focus Area 3 – Promote SEL for Students

This focus area of the CASEL District Resource Center helps districts ensure consistent opportunities for social and emotional learning (SEL), integrate SEL into key priorities, and develop deep family and community partnerships.

The Role of Teachers’ Self and Collective Efficacy on their Job Satisfaction and Experienced Emotions in School

Results of this study show that collective efficacy impact teachers' job satisfaction and emotions, which in turn impacts the learning environment, student motivation and well-being, and students’ ability to cope with difficulty

SOURCE: Research Journal

TAGS Adult SEL classroom level

Connecting Teacher Efficacy Beliefs in Promoting Resilience to Support for Latino Students

Results of this study suggest that efficacy beliefs related to resilience are linked to building important relationships through connecting with students, building on their experiences and knowledge, and understanding the issues they confront.

SOURCE: Research Journal

TAGS cultural competence Adult SEL anti-bias culturally responsive

SEL Standards

Standards establish developmentally-appropriate and culturally-responsive benchmarks for social and emotional learning (SEL) and sends the message that SEL is a core part of students’ education.

Managing with the Brain in Mind

David Rock's SCARF model describes five key factors of job satisfaction and productivity that are rooted in the quality of relationships and communication among adults

SOURCE: Research Journal

TAGS culture and climate building community SEL leadership

How Do Principals Influence Student Achievement?

This research brief from the University of Chicago Consortium on School Research shows that administrators who successfully move the needle on student achievement most often do so through the lever of school climate and staff collaboration.

SOURCE: University/Nonprofit Research Institution

TAGS culture and climate SEL leadership

Evidence-Based Programs and Practices

Adopting an evidence-based program is one of the key strategies for providing consistent social and emotional learning (SEL) opportunities for all students.

Guiding Questions for Educators: Promote Equity Using SEL

Educators can use social and emotional learning (SEL) to promote the cultural assets that all students bring to their classrooms—if SEL instruction and assessments are implemented with a culturally responsive lens, according to a recent summary of the Assessment Work Group's Special Issues brief on SEL and equity.

SOURCE: CASEL

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Family and Community Partnerships

Social and emotional learning (SEL) is reinforced and sustained when districts, families, and community partners align and work together.

Oakland SEL Competencies Posters for Classrooms (Spanish)

This poster set illustrating the 5 SEL competencies were distributed by Oakland's team to all schools, along with suggested activities for introducing each poster/concept to a classroom community.

SOURCE: Oakland Unified School District

TAGS teacher tool social awareness self awareness self management relationship skills responsible decision making SEL competence SEL overview advisory/homeroom communications classroom level

Recommended Readings for Staff

Recommended Readings for staff development. Topics include Introducing the Importance of SEL, SEL and Equity, SEL and Academic Integration, Restorative Practices, Adult SEL, and Partnering with Families for SEL.
(Within each topic, readings are listed in order of length)

SOURCE: CASEL

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Strategies and Resources to Support Central Office Expertise

There is a range of approaches you may choose to take when designing professional learning to meet the needs of the various groups you identified as stakeholders. In this document you'll find a few approaches and resources.

SOURCE: CASEL

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Central Office Expertise Development Plan

You can use or adapt this template as a starting point for planning how to develop central office expertise by audience.

SOURCE: CASEL

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Integration

The systemic integration of social and emotional learning (SEL) into district priorities ensures that it will become a vital component of what makes the district, schools, and students successful.

SEL in Practice (video)

Oakland's video on how SEL is integrated with and enhances academic learning. A teacher describes her class' morning routine, students share, and the teacher models reflection for the class.

SOURCE: Oakland Unified School District

TAGS SEL and Academic Integration english/language arts math social studies videos SEL competence teacher training advisory/homeroom middle school grades elementary school grades instructional practices classroom level building community professional learning

Teacher Interview: Why debrief at the end of an SEL lesson? (video)

A teacher describes how she sets aside time for students to process and debrief a class activity in order so students recognize that they're developing social and emotional skills.

SOURCE: Anchorage Public Schools

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SEL In Action In A Classroom (Video)

5th grade students and their teacher speak about what SEL means to them and how it plays out in their classroom through everyday practices and interactions.

SOURCE: Anchorage Public Schools

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Oakland Mills Scholars SEL Integration (Video)

A program collaboration between the district and a college that uses teacher collaborative inquiry to understand the intersection of SEL and academic learning.

SOURCE: Oakland Unified School District

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Focus Area 2 – Strengthen Adult SEL Competencies and Capacity – Rubric

Monitoring and reflecting on your district’s progress in promoting district-wide social and emotional learning (SEL) is an important part of a quality implementation. Here are tools for Focus Area 2 – Strengthen Adult SEL Competencies and Capacity that can help.

Teacher Interview: How do Families Respond to SEL? (video)

A 5th grade teacher from Anchorage speaks about how she introduces SEL to families, has students share their learning with their families, and hears feedback from families about how they see the impact of SEL at home.

SOURCE: Anchorage Public Schools

TAGS videos SEL partnerships teacher training communications building buy-in for SEL family and community engagement

Focus Area 3 – Promote SEL for Students – Rubric

Monitoring and reflecting on your district’s progress in promoting district-wide social and emotional learning (SEL) is an important part of a quality implementation. Here are tools for Focus Area 3 – Promote SEL for Students that can help.

Oakland’s SEL Standards and Student Report Card Introduction – Part 2 (Video)

Video from Oakland to help teachers complete the SEL part of the report card for each student. Focus is on assessing students equitably and in a strengths-based way. For the 2nd marking period, teachers completed the section on self-awareness and social awareness.

SOURCE: Oakland Unified School District

TAGS student assessment anti-bias SEL standards videos social awareness self awareness equity teacher training

Lifting Our Voices – Sacramento City (video)

Video featuring high school students telling their stories -- their stressors, ways they know their teachers care, and aspirations for the future. Ends with a challenge to viewers to cultivate spaces where students' stories can be heard.

SOURCE: Sacramento City Unified School District

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Oakland’s SEL Standards and Student Report Card Introduction – Part 1 (Video)

Video from Oakland to help teachers complete the SEL part of the report card for each student. Focus is on assessing students equitably and in a strengths-based way. For the 1st marking period, teachers completed the section on self-management and relationship skills.

SOURCE: Oakland Unified School District

TAGS student assessment anti-bias SEL standards videos self management relationship skills equity teacher training

Teacher Interview: How Do SEL Skills Come Into Play for You as an Adult? (video)

Interview with a teacher in Anchorage reflecting on her own social and emotional development and how she models for her students.

SOURCE: Anchorage Public Schools

TAGS Adult SEL videos teacher tool self awareness SEL competence model SEL schools elementary school grades classroom level

Three Signature Practices handout for summer school staff

Handout used to introduce summer school staff to the 3 Signature SEL practices, with examples, alignment with existing priorities, and additional prompts for building community in a summer school setting.

SOURCE: Oakland Unified School District

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Three Signature Practices handout for adults

Handout summarizing the 3 Signature SEL Practices and examples of each, adapted to turn the focus to the way adults interact with one another in the workplace, how they learn, and how to set up the learning environment to maximize engagement and growth.

SOURCE: Oakland Unified School District

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Three Signature Practices handout for challenging times in classrooms

Additional prompts for openings and closings are added to the standard 3 Signature Practices handout to place a greater focus on communication, trust, and connection during times students feel stressed, anxious, troubled, or other times when the classroom community needs a boost.

SOURCE: Oakland Unified School District

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Three Signature Practices handout for classroom teachers

Handout summarizing the 3 Signature SEL Practices, examples of each, and alignment with SEL competencies and school priorities.

SOURCE: Oakland Unified School District

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Oakland’s 3 Signature Practices summary video

This short video describes the 3 Signature SEL practices and how they are relevant for adult learning and community building, during both professional learning and at staff meetings.

SOURCE: Oakland Unified School District

TAGS Adult SEL three signature practices teacher tool SEL coaching for staff culture and climate building community professional learning SEL leadership

SEL 3 Signature Practices Playbook

CASEL's full guide to using the 3 Signature SEL practices, including a library of example activities and ideas and templates for adapting the playbook for your district.

SOURCE: CASEL

TAGS SEL and Academic Integration mindfulness three signature practices teacher tool toolkit social awareness self awareness instructional practices culture and climate building community SEL leadership

Social and Emotional Learning in Out-of-School Time Settings

Brief from the Harvard Graduate School of Education and the Wallace Foundation providing guidelines and considerations for adapting leading SEL programs to out-of-school settings.

SOURCE: Wallace Foundation

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Growth Mindset Workshop for Parents

Presentation slides, handout, and facilitator's guide to lead a parent workshop about the Growth Mindset, from Transforming Education. Also available in Spanish.

SOURCE: Transforming Education

TAGS reading lists - parents videos parents/parenting SEL partnerships SEL competence family and community engagement

IDRA’s Family and Community Engagement Survey

This survey can be used to assess a school's effectiveness in partnering with families and communities around student achievement, access & equity, organizational support, and quality of interactions. Also available in Spanish.

SOURCE: University/Nonprofit Research Institution

TAGS assessment community relations family and community engagement

The Neuroscience of SEL (Video)

20 minute lecture by Richard Davidson on the neuroscience of emotions and emotional response, and how SEL trains and changes the brain. Best for educating SEL leaders or building buy in with audiences looking for a scientific basis for SEL.

SOURCE: Edutopia

TAGS Adult SEL mental health videos research brief teacher training evidence-based programs professional learning district SEL expertise building buy-in for SEL SEL leadership

Norms of Collaboration

Washoe County's 7 norms of collaboration for group processes.

SOURCE: Washoe County School District

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Creating Shared Agreements

This tool from CASEL's Guide to Schoolwide SEL outlines a 4 step process for a school or district team to develop shared agreements about how they will work together to achieve a shared vision and nurture adult SEL.

SOURCE: CASEL

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How to Develop Working Agreements for Any Group

Oakland's step-by-step instructions for establishing working agreements for a group, and returning to them regularly to check in.

SOURCE: Oakland Unified School District

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Reducing Disproportionate Discipline Referrals with Positive School Wide Engagement Plans

Minneapolis Public Schools conducted a review of SEL-related strategies within schools' Positive Schoolwide Engagement Plans, which is a requirement of all schools that is part of the district's agreement with the Office of Civil Rights to reduce racial disproportionality in school discipline.

SOURCE: Minneapolis Public Schools

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Literature Review of the Benefits and Strategies for SEL Implementation

Minneapolis Public Schools produced this highly accessible literature review to support their list of school level and district level recommendations for SEL implementation.

SOURCE: Minneapolis Public Schools

TAGS school board reading lists - staff research brief district SEL expertise building buy-in for SEL

How to Create a Professional Learning Community

Edutopia article on developing strong PLCs, includes quick tips on teaching participants how to collaborate, creating an atmosphere of trust, carving out enough time for meaningful work, and more.

SOURCE: Edutopia

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Transforming Education: Resources for Educators

A collection of tools and toolkits, research, and webinars on mindfulness, self efficacy, self-management, social awareness, and the growth mindset.

SOURCE: Transforming Education

TAGS mindfulness teacher tool toolkit social awareness self management reading lists - staff SEL overview instructional practices classroom level professional learning

Tennessee’s Training Modules for Incorporating Social and Personal Competencies Into Classroom Instruction and Educator Effectiveness

The Tennessee DOE's training modules include powerpoint presentations, facilitator guides, and handouts on student-centered discipline, teacher language, cooperative learning, classroom discussions, and balanced instruction.

SOURCE: Tennessee DOE

TAGS SEL and Academic Integration videos toolkit SEL competence teacher training instructional practices classroom level student discipline professional learning

Washington’s SEL Online Education Modules

Washington's 5 online modules for educators (intro, embedding SEL schoolwide, adult professional culture, culturally responsive classroom integration, and selecting evidence-based programs). Free registration required.

SOURCE: Washington DOE

TAGS videos culturally responsive teacher training SEL overview evidence-based programs instructional practices culture and climate professional learning

Integrating Social-Emotional Learning into State and District Policies

Powerpoint and webinar covering how districts have incorporated SEL through curriculum and standards.

SOURCE: AIR

TAGS school board SEL standards board policies integrate with district priorities SEL leadership

PLCs: A Brief Guide

Brief guide for school leaders and teacher leaders for building impactful professional learning communities.

SOURCE: External website

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Sacramento SEL Board Training

Sacramento's presentation to the Board, sharing evidence of effectiveness of SEL implementation at pilot sites.

SOURCE: Sacramento City Unified School District

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How to Create a Professional Learning Community

Edutopia article on developing strong PLCs, includes quick tips on teaching participants how to collaborate, creating an atmosphere of trust, carving out enough time for meaningful work, and more.

SOURCE: Edutopia

SEL Expertise Development Year 1 Plan

Austin created 3 professional development outlines for leaders needing different levels of learning about SEL, includes links to videos and presentations and discussion questions for each leader audience.

SOURCE: Austin Independent School District

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Year-Long Expertise Development and Implementation Planning for Schools and Central Office

El Paso's plan for developing SEL expertise among school and district leaders over the course of one academic year.

SOURCE: El Paso Independent School District

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SEL Central Office Professional Learning Community Save The Date

Half sheet flyer for Sacramento's 4 session central office SEL professional learning community.

SOURCE: Sacramento City Unified School District

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SEL Central Office Professional Learning Community Agenda

An agenda from Sacramento's SEL professional learning community for central office staff to better align district departments to improve adult practices and student SEL outcomes.

SOURCE: Sacramento City Unified School District

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SEL Central Office Professional Learning Community Description

Sacramento's overview and invitation to other central office departments to participate in a district-level SEL professional learning community.

SOURCE: Sacramento City Unified School District

TAGS Adult SEL implementation support PLC SEL partnerships professional learning integrate with district priorities district SEL expertise building buy-in for SEL SEL leadership

SEL Administrator Academy: Implementing Social and Emotional Learning Systemwide to Improve Student Achievement

Presentation for district and school administrators to connect SEL standards with Common Core and workforce skills and how to implement/monitor district-wide SEL. Includes activities that model SEL and a full presenter script.

SOURCE: CASEL

TAGS board policies videos SEL overview implementation plan college and career readiness professional learning integrate with district priorities district SEL expertise building buy-in for SEL SEL leadership

This Time, With Feeling: Integrating Social and Emotional Development and College and Career Readiness Standards

Primer on the interconnections of social and emotional development and ambitious academic goals in achieving college and career readiness. Includes examples of how SEL is relevant in ELA, Math, and Science and recommendations for action.

SOURCE: The Aspen Institute

TAGS SEL and Academic Integration Science english/language arts math reading lists - staff research brief CCSS SEL overview college and career readiness PK-12 integrate with district priorities district SEL expertise building buy-in for SEL

Elements of Coaching

This presentation, originally for the instructional coaching team in El Paso, primarily focuses on creating community among coaches, listening skills, and ways to respond during a coaching session.

SOURCE: CASEL

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SEAD Framework: Bringing the social-emotional learning competencies to practice in DCPS

4 page brochure describing District of Columbia Public Schools' approach to integrating SEL opportunities and experiences into the academic day.

SOURCE: District of Columbia Public Schools

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Overview of CASEL’s Guide to Schoolwide Social and Emotional Learning

This presentation can be used to introduce schools to the logic model, key activities, and resources available at schoolguide.casel.org.

SOURCE: CASEL

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Nashville’s SEL Multi-Tiered Systems of Support

1 pager showing specific programs, supports, and interventions that support students at all 3 levels of MTSS.

SOURCE: Metropolitan Nashville Public Schools

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SEL and MTSS District Office Organizational Chart

Austin's organizational chart -- in this district, SEL and MTSS are housed in one department and includes support for health, counseling, dropout and truancy prevention, and disability.

SOURCE: Austin Independent School District

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How Programs and Resources Support the Five SEL Competencies

Chart that ties together Nashville's SEL related programs and services, describing how each contributes to development of the 5 core competencies.

SOURCE: Metropolitan Nashville Public Schools

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Chicago’s SEL Multi-Tiered Systems of Support

A single powerpoint slide describing in general terms the type of SEL-infused work that makes up Tiers 1, 2, and 3.

SOURCE: Chicago Public Schools

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Boston Public Schools Essentials for Instructional Equity

Outlines 4 adult competencies for facilitating learning for diverse students, and includes an appendix of culturally and linguistically sustaining practices, a learning experience design template, and a parent guide.

SOURCE: Boston Public Schools

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Self-Assessment Checklist – Cultural Competence

This checklist provides examples of the kinds of values and practices that foster an environment that is aware and respectful of cultural diversity, from Georgetown University's National Center for Cultural Competence.

SOURCE: National Association of School Psychologists

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Cleveland’s SEL Standards and Scope and Sequence (PK-12)

Cleveland's scope and sequence provides early and late quarter SEL goals for each grade level PK-12.

SOURCE: Cleveland Metropolitan School District

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Teacher Stress and Health

This issue brief examines sources and effects of teacher stress and highlights programs, practices and policies to reduce stress and improve teacher well-being and performance.

SOURCE: University/Nonprofit Research Institution

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Social and Emotional Learning in Practice: Toolkit of Practical Strategies and Resources

Ideal for OST programs, includes tools for equipping staff to teach SEL, creating the learning environment, designing impactful learning experiences, and using data for improvement. Special attention is paid to culturally responsive design.

SOURCE: University/Nonprofit Research Institution

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The Case for SEL sample presentation

CASEL's presentation introducing SEL and its evidence base can be adapted for a range of audiences, including district leaders and potential community partners or funders.

SOURCE: CASEL

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School Climate Improvement: What do Teachers Believe, Need and Want?

A research report from the National School Climate Center shows 90% of educators believe that a positive school climate is very important, and educators wanted tools and "roadmaps" for improving school climate.

SOURCE: National School Climate Center

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Oakland Academic Social Emotional Learning Guidance Document

Oakland's guidance document for school leaders describes the district's mission, vision, and tools for measuring success and describes how SEL is part of instructional priorities and multi-tiered systems of support.

SOURCE: Oakland Unified School District

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Washoe’s Four Fundamentals: Beginning of the Year Shared Visioning for Staff

Washoe County used this presentation to summarize the district vision (curriculum & instruction, inclusive practice, climate & engagement, and multi-tiered systems of support) and engage in a process of reflection and planning. Presenter notes included.

SOURCE: Washoe County School District

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Encouraging Social and Emotional Learning: Next Steps for States

This brief from the Learning Policy Institute provides recommendations for how state agencies can measure and promote SEL in their accountability and continuous improvement plans.

SOURCE: Learning Policy Institute

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Creating a Safe, Supportive Environment for Learning

CASEL's statement and compilation of resources for strengthening/maintaining a safe and supportive environment in the wake of trauma, violence, racism, and divisiveness.

SOURCE: CASEL

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Retreat to Improve District Support of SEL Practice – Agenda and Challenge Areas

Cleveland hosted a retreat with support from AIR, CASEL, PATHS, and their teachers' union to address challenge areas and improve how SEL is integrated into district priorities.

SOURCE: Cleveland Metropolitan School District

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A Case for School Connectedness

Short article from Educational Leadership describing the impact of strong school connectedness on academic achievement, behavior, absenteeism, and school completion, as well as and practices that enhance it.

SOURCE: Magazine/Newsletter

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Oakland’s Teacher Growth and Development System

Oakland's teacher evaluation and growth framework includes goals around equity, classroom community, growth mindset, culturally responsive teaching, student collaboration/communication/& choice.

SOURCE: Oakland Unified School District

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Oakland’s Leadership Growth and Development System Principal Handbook

Handbook detailing each dimension of the principal evaluation framework, with categories including "Leadership for Healthy Relationships and Culture" and "Leadership for Equity".

SOURCE: Oakland Unified School District

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Addendum to the Student Code of Conduct: Guidelines for Effective Discipline

Chicago's resource to support schools in implementing the new Student Code of Conduct, complete with flow charts, scenarios, and recommended interventions founded on SEL and restorative approaches.

SOURCE: Chicago Public Schools

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Social and Emotional Skills for Life and Career: Policy Levers that Focus on the Whole Child

This Policy Snapshot identifies 4 main categories of state and district policy considerations for integrating SEL and preparing teachers and administrators to focus on the whole child.

SOURCE: AIR

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Chicago Public Schools Student Code of Conduct

Chicago's Student Code of Conduct was revised to place a greater emphasis on restorative practices, reduce the length of suspensions, eliminate suspension as an option for low-level behaviors and PreK-2nd grade students, and adjust terms to reduce racial bias and subjectivity.

SOURCE: Chicago Public Schools

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Chicago Public Schools Student Code of Conduct Revisions, 2014

Presentation for the Chicago BOE summarizing the context, stakeholder engagement, and professional development plan surrounding the changes to the Student Code of Conduct.

SOURCE: Chicago Public Schools

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PBIS and SEL Slides

Brief powerpoint introduction to the similarities between PBIS and SEL, useful for schools that are committed to PBIS and beginning to explore more explit approaches to SEL.

SOURCE: Washoe County School District

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Orange County DOE Restorative Practices Resources

The Orange County Department of Education maintains a collection of restorative practices resources to support implementation and integration with PBIS and other frameworks that may already be in place.

SOURCE: Orange County DOE

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Teaching Restorative Practices with Classroom Circles

San Francisco's guide focused on the use of Circles as a proactive measure to build trust and community in a classroom. Includes sample activities and lesson plans for introducing students to restorative practices.

SOURCE: San Francisco Unified School District

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Webinar: Looking at the Intersection of Student Agency and School Discipline Practices

An in-depth discussion of the connections between student agency and school discipline from the Center for the Collaborative Classroom and Transforming Education. Presenters share ways schools can use student-centered disciplinary practices to cultivate social and emotional skills and empower student voice.

SOURCE: Transforming Education

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Addressing the Root Causes of Disparities in School Discipline: An educator’s action planning guide

A guide for digging into discipline data, analyzing root causes, and action planning, with checklists, decision trees, Excel worksheets, and planning templates.

SOURCE: National Center on Safe Supportive Learning Environments

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SEL and PBIS

Venn Diagram showing similarities and differences between schoolwide PBIS and schoolwide SEL.

SOURCE: CASEL

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SPARK Approach to Positive School Climate

Guide and toolkit for Sacramento's comprehensive school climate model which intertwines principles of restorative disciplinary practices, social and emotional learning, and PBIS. Includes details on school teaming and training.

SOURCE: Sacramento City Unified School District

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Restorative Practices: Fostering Healthy Relationships & Promoting Positive Discipline in Schools

Definitions and demonstrations of the impact of restorative practices with guidance for implementing at the classroom and school level, sponsored by the NEA and AFT.

SOURCE: University/Nonprofit Research Institution

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Washoe County’s Student Voice Homepage and Student Voice Toolkit

Students practice and strengthen social and emotional skills through leadership opportunities. By elevating students as leaders, districts both benefit from student perspective and ingenuity and support their skill development. This website provides a great example of a district-level approach.

SOURCE: Washoe County School District

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Restorative Practices: Day-Long Training to Deepen School Practice

Sacramento City's interactive introduction to classroom-based restorative practices for a teacher audience, covering concepts of the social discipline window, fair process, affective language, restorative questions, and circles.

SOURCE: Sacramento City Unified School District

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Edutopia’s How Learning Happens Video Series

Videos that combine the science of brain development and real examples of practices explicitly designed to integrate social & emotional skills in classrooms and schoolwide settings, including trauma-informed practices, co-developed class norms, Socratic circles, makerspaces, student-led conferences and more.

SOURCE: Edutopia

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Teacher Self-Assessment: Creating a Supportive Classroom Environment

This tool from the CASEL's Guide to Schoolwide SEL is great for launching a staff discussion about ways SEL can be implicitly integrated into basic classroom structures such as the seating arrangement, morning routines, and responses to misbehavior.

SOURCE: CASEL

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10th grade Social Studies/SEL Lesson Plans

Two American History lesson plans (WWI and Isolationism, Women's Suffrage, Harlem Renaissance) including all handouts, that include learning structures that strengthen SEL as well as explicit connections to SEL objectives.

SOURCE: Cleveland Metropolitan School District

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Affective Classroom Openings and Engagement Techniques

Brief but powerful advice for facilitators of adult learning on leading engaging opening activities. Could easily be adapted for training for teachers who are learning to incorporate SEL structures into their lessons.

SOURCE: CASEL

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SEL and CCSS: Core Tasks Lesson Development Training Part III

Washoe's training collaboration between SEL and the Core Task Project, where participants learn about the intersections between SEL and the Common Core, specifically English Language Arts and close reading (part 3).

SOURCE: Washoe County School District

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SEL and CCSS: Core Tasks Lesson Development Training Part II

Washoe's training collaboration between SEL and the Core Task Project, where participants learn about the intersections between SEL and the Common Core, specifically English Language Arts and close reading (part 2).

SOURCE: Washoe County School District

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SEL and CCSS: Core Tasks Lesson Development Training Part I

Washoe's training collaboration between SEL and the Core Task Project, where participants learn about the intersections between SEL and the Common Core, specifically English Language Arts and close reading (part 1).

SOURCE: Washoe County School District

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6th grade SEL/CCSS Integration Activities

Nashville's chart of academic standards in English, Math, Science, and Social Studies paired with SEL standards, with sample classroom activities to achieve both objectives.

SOURCE: Metropolitan Nashville Public Schools

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