Adult SEL

Regular opportunities for staff to cultivate their own social, emotional, and cultural competence, collaborate with one another, build trusting relationships, and maintain a strong community.

Also, see the resources section for Adult SEL and Cultural Competence.

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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

Webinar: Leveraging SEL to Promote Equity

Webinar highlighting district challenges and promising practices, featuring Dr. Rob Jagers' review of research on SEL's connection to equitable outcomes for diverse student populations.


TAGS cultural competence Adult SEL anti-bias research brief equity culturally responsive

Creating Positive and Supportive Spaces for Adult Learning

Minneapolis' adapted this 1 page summary of how to incorporate 3 signature SEL practices into adult learning.

SOURCE: Minneapolis Public Schools

TAGS Adult SEL three signature practices building community professional learning

Adult SEL Posters

Minneapolis Public Schools developed a set of posters describing how adults exercise social and emotional skills in 5 core areas.

SOURCE: Minneapolis Public Schools

TAGS Adult SEL SEL competence teacher training

Building Trusting Relationships for School Improvement – Implications for Principals and Teachers

This booklet looks at the importance of trust in school improvement, particularly regarding relationships between teachers and between teachers and administrators. It includes case studies in middle and high schools, a review of relevant research, common obstacles to trust, and actionable strategies for strengthening trust.

SOURCE: Northwest REL

TAGS Adult SEL building community

The Role of Teachers’ Self and Collective Efficacy on their Job Satisfaction and Experienced Emotions in School

Results of this study show that collective efficacy impact teachers' job satisfaction and emotions, which in turn impacts the learning environment, student motivation and well-being, and students’ ability to cope with difficulty

SOURCE: Research Journal

TAGS Adult SEL classroom level

Connecting Teacher Efficacy Beliefs in Promoting Resilience to Support for Latino Students

Results of this study suggest that efficacy beliefs related to resilience are linked to building important relationships through connecting with students, building on their experiences and knowledge, and understanding the issues they confront.

SOURCE: Research Journal

TAGS cultural competence Adult SEL anti-bias culturally responsive

Guiding Questions for Educators: Promote Equity Using SEL in your District

When social and emotional learning (SEL) is implemented with a culturally responsive lens, educators can use SEL to cultivate equitable learning opportunities, responsive relationships, and inclusive practices. This resources features reflection questions for district-level educators to explore the CASEL core competencies through an equity lens.

See also: Guiding Questions for Educators: Promote Equity Using SEL in your School


TAGS cultural competence Adult SEL equity culturally responsive

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

TAGS Adult SEL videos teacher tool self awareness model SEL schools elementary school grades classroom level

The Neuroscience of SEL (Video)

20 minute lecture by Richard Davidson on the neuroscience of emotions and emotional response, and how SEL trains and changes the brain. Best for educating SEL leaders or building buy in with audiences looking for a scientific basis for SEL.

SOURCE: Edutopia

TAGS Adult SEL mental health videos research brief teacher training evidence-based programs professional learning district SEL expertise building buy-in for SEL

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