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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

Managing with the Brain in Mind

David Rock's SCARF model describes five key factors of job satisfaction and productivity that are rooted in the quality of relationships and communication among adults

SOURCE: Research Journal

TAGS culture and climate building community SEL leadership

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

SEL In Action In A Classroom (Video)

5th grade students and their teacher speak about what SEL means to them and how it plays out in their classroom through everyday practices and interactions.

SOURCE: Anchorage Public Schools

TAGS SEL and Academic Integration videos teacher training model SEL schools elementary school grades instructional practices classroom level culture and climate building community youth voice

Oakland Mills Scholars SEL Integration (Video)

A program collaboration between the district and a college that uses teacher collaborative inquiry to understand the intersection of SEL and academic learning.

SOURCE: Oakland Unified School District

TAGS SEL and Academic Integration videos SEL partnerships lesson planning teacher training instructional practices classroom level building community integrate with district priorities

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

3 Signature Practices for Adults

One-pager 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: CASEL

TAGS three signature practices teacher tool SEL coaching for staff building community professional learning SEL leadership

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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Creating Shared Agreements

This tool from CASEL's Guide to Schoolwide SEL outlines a 6 step process for a school or district team to develop shared agreements about how they will work together to achieve a shared vision and nurture adult SEL.

SOURCE: CASEL

TAGS Adult SEL mindfulness teacher tool teacher training advisory/homeroom building community professional learning SEL leadership

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