6 ways in which principals can promote SEL

The vast majority of principals believe that social and emotional learning (SEL) is relevant to education, but many times the pathway to change is not always clear. School leaders reported several barriers to putting SEL strategies into place, including lack of time, insufficient teacher training, and a need for further evidence of its link to academic success.

School Theory of Action framework of Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning (Casel) provides 6 strategies to principals can promote social-emotional learning by:

  1. Develop a vision that prioritizes academic, social, and emotional learning.
  2. Conduct an SEL-related resource and needs assessment to inform goals for schoolwide SEL.
  3. Design and implement effective professional learning programs to build internal capacity for academic, social, and emotional learning.
  4. Adopt and implement evidence-based programs for academic, social, and emotional learning across all grades.
  5. Integrate SEL at all three levels of school functioning (curriculum and instruction, schoolwide practices and policies, family and community partnerships).
  6. Establish processes to continuously improve academic, social, and emotional learning through inquiry and data collection.

Incorporating socioemotional skills in teaching and learning means creating a classroom and home where kids develop necessary skills to reach positive life goals, connect with their parents, teachers, and peers, feel safe and academically challenged, and have a sense of belonging.

Eldventir SEL platform is an innovative program to develop social-emotional learning (SEL) skills in elementary and middle-aged students such as empathy, responsible decision making, anger management, and positive relationships. Also, is easy to monitor for head administrators, so they can evaluate each group according to their specific needs.

For further information regarding SEL learning along with tips for developing social-emotional skills at your school, visit Eldventir, or contact paula.sanchez@visionaria.com to run a free pilot within your community.

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