Resources for communicating about SEL with a range of stakeholder groups.

Also, see the resources section for Communicate SEL as a Shared District Priority.

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Monthly Newsletter – SEL, Restorative Practices and more

Grand Rapids Public Schools' Department of Social and Emotional Learning sends a monthly newsletter to all schools and administrators to share information, spotlight schools and educators, and strengthen interest in and prioritization of SEL.

SOURCE: Grand Rapids Public Schools

TAGS communications

What is SEL? 2 page summary

This example from a school division in southeastern Virginia provides a quick and accessible look at the 5 SEL competencies, benefits of SEL, and ways school staff support SEL.

TAGS communications community relations building buy-in for SEL

Classroom SEL Message Map

This example comes from a school division in southeastern Virginia. These key messages and supporting points can be used by classroom teachers to describe how and why they integrate SEL into their classroom, or can be shared as a summary with classroom teachers as the basis for staff discussion.

TAGS teacher tool communications family and community engagement

District SEL Message Map

This example comes from a school division in southeastern Virginia. It provides 3 memorable key messages, succinct supporting details, and statistics to use as talking points or in written communication about SEL.

TAGS media relations communications building buy-in for SEL

An Introduction to SEL online course

CASEL's free, one-hour, virtual learning experience includes reflection prompts, videos, and application activities to introduce SEL to staff members, caregivers, community partners, or anyone interested in SEL.


TAGS Adult SEL teacher training communications professional learning

Oakland USD Social and Emotional Learning homepage

Oakland Unified School District's SEL homepage features a mission statement, quotes from school leaders, spotlighted SEL strategies with links to tools and templates, and ways to join different SEL-focused communities of practice.

SOURCE: Oakland Unified School District

TAGS communications professional learning

Create an SEL Communication Strategy

From the CASEL Guide to Schoolwide SEL, school-based or district SEL teams can use this tool to plan communications so that all stakeholders are kept abreast of the work and how they can be involved.

TAGS communications community relations



What is Social and Emotional Learning? (video)

What is Social and Emotional Learning (SEL)? CASEL defined the term more than 25 years ago and is joined by educators, students, parents, and community leaders to help answer that question.


TAGS videos SEL overview communications

Technology and Districtwide SEL: Making SEL a Priority

CASEL collaborated with CoSN (the Consortium for School Networking) to describe ways school districts can leverage technology resources to implement districtwide SEL. Find more about how technology can support learning and district decision making at


TAGS distance learning communications data dashboards

How to talk about SEL with Community Influencers

A report in powerpoint format, provides a summary of the survey findings from NASBE’s SEL Network of five states on effective messaging with community influencers on social, emotional, and academic development.

SOURCE: National Association of State Boards of Education

TAGS communications community relations building buy-in for SEL

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