Building Buy-in for SEL

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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

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

TAGS reading lists - staff district SEL expertise building buy-in for SEL

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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

TAGS professional learning integrate with district priorities district SEL expertise building buy-in for SEL

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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

Inside Chicago Public Schools: SEL at Marcus Garvey Elementary (video)

Video featuring Marcus Garvey Elementary, a K-8 school in Chicago that has been using SEL schoolwide for many years. Includes interviews with a student and teachers at 3 grade levels.

SOURCE: Chicago Public Schools

TAGS videos model SEL schools middle school grades elementary school grades communications instructional practices culture and climate building buy-in for SEL youth voice

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

Vision Planning Worksheet

Use this worksheet to help develop a districtwide vision that helps establish SEL as integral to high-quality education.

SOURCE: CASEL

TAGS implementation plan planning integrate with district priorities building buy-in for SEL

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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

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

TAGS videos SEL partnerships reading lists - staff SEL overview professional learning integrate with district priorities district SEL expertise building buy-in for SEL SEL leadership

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