Adult SEL

Regular opportunities for staff to cultivate their own social, emotional, and cultural competence, collaborate with one another, build trusting relationships, and maintain a strong community.

Also, see the resources section for Adult SEL and Cultural Competence.

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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

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

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

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

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.


TAGS cultural competence Adult SEL equity culturally responsive

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

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

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

TAGS Adult SEL mindfulness social awareness self awareness relationship skills SEL competence teacher training building community professional learning


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