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Culturally Responsive Teaching and the Brain discussion guide

This discussion facilitator's guide, ideal for use with a small book study group, provides opening activities, discussion questions, and bridge activities for each chapter of Zaretta Hammond's book Culturally Responsive Teaching and the Brain. Through reflection, collaboration, and continuous improvement strategies, this guide provides an opportunity for staff to interrogate their own instructional practice to find ways to be responsive to students' culture and identities.

TAGS cultural competence reading lists - staff equity culturally responsive professional learning



The Impact of Enhancing Students’ Social Emotional Learning: A Meta-Analysis of School-Based Universal Interventions

Meta-analysis showing that compared to controls, participants in school-based SEL programs demonstrated improved skills and an 11 percentile point gain in achievement.

SOURCE: Research Journal

TAGS journal article reading lists - staff SEL competence evidence-based programs district SEL expertise building buy-in for SEL

This Time, With Feeling: Integrating Social and Emotional Development and College and Career Readiness Standards

Primer on the interconnections of social and emotional development and ambitious academic goals in achieving college and career readiness. Includes examples of how SEL is relevant in ELA, Math, and Science and recommendations for action.

SOURCE: The Aspen Institute

TAGS SEL and Academic Integration Science english/language arts math reading lists - staff research brief CCSS SEL overview college and career readiness PK-12 integrate with district priorities district SEL expertise building buy-in for SEL

How a District Integrates SEL With Academics (Nashville)

Edutopia's collection of articles and video featuring how SEL has taken root over time in Nashville, with a focus on integrating SEL into daily classroom practices and supporting implementation.

SOURCE: Metropolitan Nashville Public Schools

TAGS SEL and Academic Integration trauma implementation support videos reading lists - staff CCSS model SEL schools instructional practices classroom level integrate with district priorities building buy-in for SEL

Teaching Restorative Practices with Classroom Circles

San Francisco's guide focused on the use of Circles as a proactive measure to build trust and community in a classroom. Includes sample activities and lesson plans for introducing students to restorative practices.

SOURCE: San Francisco Unified School District

TAGS teacher tool toolkit reading lists - staff culturally responsive teacher training restorative practices advisory/homeroom instructional practices classroom level culture and climate building community professional learning youth voice

Article: Academic Learning + Social-Emotional Learning = National Priority

A 5 page article that describes social and emotional learning and its impact to a broad audience and makes the case for SEL as a district level, state, and national priority in education.

SOURCE: Magazine/Newsletter

TAGS reading lists - staff SEL competence research brief SEL overview district SEL expertise building buy-in for SEL

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)


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



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

TAGS mindfulness teacher tool toolkit social awareness self management reading lists - staff SEL overview instructional practices classroom level professional learning

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



Austin ISD SEL Facebook

Austin's SEL team uses a Facebook page to share timely articles, new research, local news, shout-outs, and videos.

SOURCE: Austin Independent School District

TAGS reading lists - parents media relations reading lists - staff model SEL schools communications community relations family and community engagement

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