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Assistant Principal Training: Fostering a Growth Mindset among Teachers

Detailed facilitator guide for a full day PD aimed at assistant principals, focused on applying the growth mindset to teacher evaluation.

SOURCE: Oakland Unified School District

TAGS teacher evaluation self management relationship skills SEL coaching for staff professional learning SEL leadership

Districtwide Professional Learning Audit

This is an example of a third-party audit of a district's SEL professional learning offerings and practices, shared by Sacramento City, including recommendations for improving training-related data collection and capacity building.

SOURCE: Sacramento City Unified School District

TAGS needs and resources assessment implementation plan professional learning

SEL Tiered Professional Development Programs

A multi-tiered list of SEL professional development offered to Nashville Public Schools including descriptions of each, duration, strengths, and implementation challenges to anticipate.

SOURCE: Metropolitan Nashville Public Schools

TAGS human and financial resource alignment teacher training implementation plan MTSS professional learning planning



AIR’s Social and Emotional Learning Coaching Toolkit

A toolkit for instructional coaches, administrators, and district leaders to support teachers in integrating SEL into daily practices, through planning, observation and feedback.


TAGS implementation support toolkit SEL coaching for staff instructional practices professional learning

Introduction to SEL for School Staff – Nashville

Nashville's presentation on integrating SEL into daily classroom practices begins by modeling a class meeting and includes many interactive, learner-centered activities, with presenter notes.

SOURCE: Metropolitan Nashville Public Schools

TAGS SEL standards lesson planning teacher training SEL overview instructional practices classroom level building community professional learning

SEL Learning Walk Observation Tool – Anchorage

Anchorage's handout for observers to take notes after visiting a classroom during a Learning Walk.

SOURCE: Anchorage Public Schools

TAGS model SEL schools school visit/observation tool conducting local SEL research classroom level culture and climate professional learning district SEL expertise building buy-in for SEL

Principal Facilitation Strategies Guide: Large Group SEL Activities for Staff

Collection of activities to energize, build community, and practice social and emotional skills during professional development.

SOURCE: Austin Independent School District

TAGS culture and climate building community professional learning SEL leadership



12 Strategies for SEL Facilitation

A short article with clear strategies for facilitating effective SEL professional learning, followed by a guide to lead an engaging activity around the article with a group of facilitators.


TAGS mindfulness teacher training professional learning

Sample Schoolwide SEL 101 Presentation

This presentation can be adapted and used to introduce SEL to staff, families, and community partners. It gives an overview of what is SEL, why it’s important, and the process for schoolwide SEL. Talking points and activity instructions are provided in the notes section. Also available in Spanish.


TAGS three signature practices staff onboarding SEL overview classroom level culture and climate professional learning district SEL expertise building buy-in for SEL SEL leadership

SEL Rollout in Austin

Austin's sample process for growing a cohort of SEL leadership schools and expanding the scope of SEL work at each over time.

SOURCE: Austin Independent School District

TAGS SEL coaching for staff implementation plan PK-12 professional learning planning


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