Social Awareness

The ability to understand the perspectives of others and empathize with them, including those from diverse backgrounds and cultures.

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SEL 3 Signature Practices Playbook

CASEL's full guide to using the three 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 building community SEL leadership

Self-Assessing Social and Emotional Instruction and Competencies: A Tool for Teachers

A tool for teachers to assess how they using SEL in their interactions and teaching practices, and a crosswalk between 10 teaching practices that promote SEL and the CLASS, Danielson, and Marzano teaching frameworks.

TAGS Adult SEL mindfulness lesson planning teacher tool social awareness self awareness self management relationship skills responsible decision making SEL competence teacher training continuous improvement PK-12 instructional practices classroom level building community student discipline

Equity & Social and Emotional Learning: A Cultural Analysis

Brief outlining how CASEL's core SEL competencies reflect issues of equity, programs and practices that promote educational equity, and implications for SEL assessment.

SOURCE: Assessment Work Group

TAGS cultural competence anti-bias social awareness self awareness self management relationship skills responsible decision making equity culturally responsive building community

Toward Transformative Social and Emotional Learning: Using an Equity Lens

This brief explores the need to conceptualize, implement, and assess SEL in a way that is sensitive to students' cultural assets and recognizes their inherent strengths, and describes promising school practices and implications for ethical assessment of SEL.

SOURCE: Assessment Work Group

TAGS Adult SEL anti-bias social awareness self awareness self management relationship skills responsible decision making SEL competence equity culturally responsive instructional practices building community

Social Awareness (video)

CASEL and the Montgomery County Educational Service Center collaborated on this video to describe the competency of social awareness. Children can develop social awareness and learn empathy by putting themselves in another's shoes. Tips for parents include helping children to recognize emotions, appreciate diversity and show respect for others.

SOURCE: CASEL and the Montgomery County ESC

TAGS videos social awareness SEL competence communications

CASEL’s SEL for Parents (English)

Video describes SEL for a parent audience and provides strategies to bring SEL into the home, aligned with the 5 SEL competencies. Features schools in Chicago and includes interviews with parents and caregivers.

SOURCE: CASEL

TAGS videos parents/parenting social awareness self awareness self management relationship skills responsible decision making SEL competence SEL overview out of school family and community engagement

Oakland SEL Competencies Posters for Classrooms (Spanish)

This poster set illustrating the 5 SEL competencies were distributed by Oakland's team to all schools, along with suggested activities for introducing each poster/concept to a classroom community.

SOURCE: Oakland Unified School District

TAGS teacher tool social awareness self awareness self management relationship skills responsible decision making SEL competence SEL overview advisory/homeroom communications classroom level

Oakland’s SEL Standards and Student Report Card Introduction – Part 2 (Video)

Video from Oakland to help teachers complete the SEL part of the report card for each student. Focus is on assessing students equitably and in a strengths-based way. For the 2nd marking period, teachers completed the section on self-awareness and social awareness.

SOURCE: Oakland Unified School District

TAGS student assessment anti-bias SEL standards videos social awareness self awareness equity teacher training

3 Signature Practices in the Classroom

One-pager handout summarizing the 3 Signature SEL Practices, examples of each, and alignment with SEL competencies and school priorities.

SOURCE: CASEL

TAGS mindfulness three signature practices teacher tool social awareness self awareness instructional practices building community

Norms of Collaboration

Washoe County's 7 norms of collaboration for group processes.

SOURCE: Washoe County School District

TAGS Adult SEL social awareness self awareness relationship skills building community

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