In order to create conditions for students to engage in SEL, adults need to feel empowered, supported, and valued. This calls on districts to foster a supportive staff community that promotes adults’ own SEL. This focus area helps districts strengthen staff expertise and skills to lead SEL initiatives, as well as cultivate adults’ social, emotional and cultural competencies.
When central office leaders understand SEL research and practices, they are able to promote and sustain systemic implementation.Key Activity Professional Learning
Effective professional learning ensures that district staff understands SEL and how to support systemic implementation.Key Activity Adult SEL and Cultural Competence
Successful districtwide SEL implementation is more effective when districts also cultivate adults’ SEL and cultural competencies.Key Activity Staff Trust, Community, and Efficacy
When staff feel a sense of community and shared purpose, they can engage more deeply in SEL.
Engage in a full review of your current level of implementation and your district’s needs and resources. Use your responses to this rubric to inform your goals and implementation plan.View Rubric