Academy for Social-Emotional Learning in Schools

SEL Teacher Training

25

Aug

Integrating SEL with ELA, Math, and Social Studies: 5 New Resources

Summary: In partnership with educational leaders in Massachusetts and Pennsylvania participating in the “Collaborating States Initiative”, CASEL has published five new resources to guide state leaders and educators in integrating social and emotional learning (SEL) with classroom instruction.

Source:  CASEL (www.casel.org) August 2017

Categories:  SEL Basics, SEL Research, SEL Teacher Training, Classroom Practice, Student Achievement

27

Jul

Coaching

Improve Your Coaching With One Move: Stop Talking

Summary:  This article describes “transformational coaching”, a model that encourages the teachers being coached to reflect on their teaching practice in order to make decisions on their own that further the learning and success of all children.

Source:  Elena Aguilar, Education Week, July 20, 2017

Categories:  Professional Development, Classroom Practice, Teacher Training, Teacher Collaboration

26

Jul

Teacher Talking To Students In College Class

Implementing Systematic SEL Practices (CASEL’s Cross District Initiative)

By Karen Niemi, President and CEO, CASEL: Collaborative for Academic, Social and Emotional Learning

As we have all experienced, the “how-to” of implementation is in high demand.  One of our efforts to respond to this demand, is the sharing of the experience and knowledge gained from districts in the Cross District Initiative (CDI) to bring SEL to many more students.

CASEL just launched a social and emotional learning (SEL) District Resource Center, a vast set of online guidance and practical tools to help districts and schools systemically implement practices that promote SEL. The District Resource Center’s collection of district curated resources may be extremely helpful for any educator, community leader, or policymaker interested in implementing SEL systemically in their schools.

The District Resource Center allows you to:

  1. Take the Priority Setting Questionnaire to help determine areas of focus for systemic SEL implementation.
  2. Explore the District Framework for the 10 essential areas for systemically implementing SEL throughout a district.
  3. Browse the Resource Library for 500+ tools and resources on a variety of implementation topics.

 

Click Here for a copy of the CDI Insights Report from CASEL.

Karen Niemi is President and CEO of CASEL: Collaborative for Academic, Social and Emotional Learning.  She may be reached at kniemi@casel.org.

20

Jul

How Can Districts Help Teachers Develop Social-Emotional Skills?

Summary:  This article reports on the efforts of a California school district to improve social-emotional skills for both teachers and students.  These efforts include reinforcing the connection between SEL and academic achievement, the importance of teacher social-emotional well-being, and the importance of collegial support;

Source:  Michael Gallagher, Education Week, June 28, 2017

Categories:  SEL Basics, School Culture/Climate, SEL Teacher Training, Teacher Satisfaction, Wellness

2

Jul

Teacher student connection

Nothing Replaces a Caring Adult in the Classroom

Summary:  This article reports on National Network of State Teachers of the Year’s latest research report, “Student Social and Emotional Development and Accountability: Perspective of Teachers.” The importance of this is that it is research done by teachers for teachers.  Main points include the importance of SEL and the need for teachers to better understand SEL in order to foster it in their classrooms.

Source:  Dorina Sackman-Ebuwa, Education Week, June 29, 2017

Categories:  SEL Basics, SEL Research, SEL Teacher Training, Positive Relationships

29

Jun

SEL Classroom

Social-Emotional Learning: It Starts With Teachers

Summary:  Fostering a sense of calm and joy in the classroom must start with the teacher.  This special report from Education Week explores the social-emotional competencies needed for classroom teachers, and how they can then convey those skills to their students.

Source:  Education Week Special Report, June 2017

Categories:  SEL Basics, SEL Teacher Training, SEL Research, Mindfulness

28

Jun

Speaker Giving a Talk at Business Meeting

How Teacher-Prep Programs Can Embrace Social-Emotional Learning

Summary:  This article contains an interview with Nancy Markowitz founder of the Center for Reaching & Teaching the Whole Child.  She talks about the importance of teacher training in social-emotional learning and the need for this training to be more widespread.

Source: Karen Stoltzfus, Education Week, June 7, 2017

Categories:  SEL Basics, SEL Teacher Training

18

Jun

Happy Students

Happiness Before Homework: Focusing on Feelings in the Classroom

Summary:  This article talks about the importance SEL competencies for both students and teachers.  Prompted by a student suicide, the author embarked on  designing a high school course in positive psychology to help students focus on their own well-being. The author has also gone on to train other teachers to to be “emotionally intelligent.”

Source:  Ronan Habib, Education Week, June 7, 2017

Categories:  Emotional Intelligence, Mental Health, Mindfulness, SEL Teacher Training

18

Jun

Classroom

Social Emotional Learning: It Starts with Teachers

Summary:  This special report provides access to several articles covering the importance of SEL and how teachers can support social emotional learning in their classrooms.

Source:  Education Week Special Report, June 7, 2017

Categories:  SEL Basics, SEL Research, Educational Equity, Mindfulness, Teacher Training

7

Jun

Informatics workshop at university

Integrating Social and Emotional Competencies Into Academic Content

Summary:  Collaboration, problem solving, and social awareness are social-emotional skills that our necessary to our children’s success.  Maurice Elias shares how these skills could be incorporated in academics with an example lesson in eighth grade science class.

Source:  Maurice Elias, Edutopia, May 15, 2017

Categories:  SEL Basics, Classroom Practice, SEL Teacher Training