This report summarizes five emerging insights on advancing SEL as a lever for equity and excellence that districts at all stages of their SEL implementation can reflect on as they shape their strategies. The report also highlights examples of school districts that are implementing these strategies.
This short guide provides educators with an overview of various types of restorative practices and the potential benefits of using restorative practices. This resource also offers a framework for understanding how to implement restorative practices in schools within the context of the classroom, campus, and community, and it presents action steps for practitioners to consider.
This report defines school and classroom climate and describes how it differs from similar concepts, such as culture and context. The report then discuss the strengths and weaknesses of various methods that are conventionally used to assess school and classroom climate, explores important considerations when assessing school climate, and includes a list of resources with additional information on various instruments for school climate assessment.
This online toolkit aims to introduce all school staff to the concept of trauma sensitivity and provide examples of trauma-sensitive practices that can be adopted in the classroom and schoolwide.
Resources include an online module, downloadable handouts, and a facilitation guide that includes suggestions for how to conduct in-person training sessions using the module and handouts.
This report describes organizational best practices and classroom strategies to promote SEL learning across all grades and student groups.
Section I: Overview of SEL reviews key SEL competencies and research into the link between SEL and academic achievement.
Section II: SEL Instruction discusses SEL instructional strategies and curricula, as well as the integration of restorative justice into a district-wide SEL framework.
Section III: SEL Implementation discusses organizational aspects of an SEL program, including planning, professional development, staffing, resources, and evaluation.