Instructional Practices

Resources to support teachers and other staff to use instructional strategies that strengthen social and emotional development.

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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

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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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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 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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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

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

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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

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