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Promoting SEL in the Middle and High School Years

This brief from Pennsylvania State University reviews the current landscape of universal school-based programs designed to promote social and emotional growth in middle and high school students through skill-focused programs, academic integration, teaching practices, and organizational reform.

SOURCE: University/Nonprofit Research Institution

TAGS middle school grades high school grades evidence-based programs

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

TAGS bullying prevention mental health journal article relationship skills research brief advisory/homeroom middle school grades high school grades culture and climate building community integrate with district priorities

Cleveland Classroom Meetings resource page

Classroom Meetings in Cleveland are used daily for community building and classroom level problem-solving and decision-making. This resource page has activities, best practices, handouts, samples that show integration with academic content, and other tools to help plan a larger scale rollout of class meetings.

SOURCE: Cleveland Metropolitan School District

TAGS teacher tool toolkit advisory/homeroom middle school grades high school grades instructional practices classroom level culture and climate building community youth voice

2015 CASEL Program Guide: Effective Social and Emotional Learning Programs–Middle and High School Edition

CASEL's framework for evaluating the quality of middle and high school evidence-based SEL programs, and list of SELect programs (2015).

SOURCE: CASEL

TAGS middle school grades high school grades evidence-based programs classroom level SEL leadership

SEL in Sacramento City USD (video)

5 minute video featuring SEL in action in schools in Sacramento, with footage of classrooms at a range of grade levels and teacher & administrator interviews.

SOURCE: Sacramento City Unified School District

TAGS videos advisory/homeroom middle school grades high school grades elementary school grades

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 teacher training advisory/homeroom middle school grades elementary school grades instructional practices classroom level building community

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

TAGS anti-bias videos teacher training advisory/homeroom middle school grades high school grades building community youth voice

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 culture and climate building buy-in for SEL youth voice

What does SEL look like in elementary, middle, and high school?

This curated list of articles and videos illustrate what SEL looks like in elementary, middle, and high school settings. Explore these links to deepen your knowledge and find grade-differentiated resources for professional learning and planning.

SOURCE: CASEL

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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

TAGS student assessment SEL standards middle school grades high school grades elementary school grades PK-12

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