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SEL 3 Signature Practices: Getting it Down PATT!

Washoe County built this template to help instructors build the 3 signature SEL practices into their lesson plans in meaningful ways, using the framework of Purpose, Alignment, Transparency, and Target (PATT).

SOURCE: Washoe County School District

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Minneapolis SEL Competencies Posters

This poster set from Minneapolis Public Schools describes why each of 5 SEL competence areas are important and provides "I statements" for each.

SOURCE: Minneapolis Public Schools

TAGS teacher tool social awareness self awareness self management relationship skills responsible decision making SEL competence classroom level

Calming Areas Overview and Ideas

A Calming Area is a quiet area of the room equipped with soothing materials and furnishings to help a
student de-escalate and / or practice self-management when upset. This short document includes guidelines and photos.

SOURCE: Dallas Independent School District

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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

Teacher Interview: How Do SEL Skills Come Into Play for You as an Adult? (video)

Interview with a teacher in Anchorage reflecting on her own social and emotional development and how she models for her students.

SOURCE: Anchorage Public Schools

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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 adults

Handout summarizing the 3 Signature SEL Practices and examples of each, adapted to turn the focus to the way adults interact with one another in the workplace, how they learn, and how to set up the learning environment to maximize engagement and growth.

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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Oakland’s 3 Signature Practices summary video

This short video describes the 3 Signature SEL practices and how they are relevant for adult learning and community building, during both professional learning and at staff meetings.

SOURCE: Oakland Unified School District

TAGS Adult SEL three signature practices teacher tool SEL coaching for staff culture and climate building community professional learning SEL leadership

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