The Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning (CASEL) has compiled a library of resources focused on promoting SEL for educators. These articles, books, and videos will increase teachers’ resilience and help them become happier and more effective.
The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and Penn State University recently released a report about the integration of SEL and school climate. In this report, specific overlapping elements of SEL and school climate are discussed, including:
- Supportive Relationships (SEL Competency: Relationship Skills)
- Engagement (SEL Competency: Social Awareness and Relationship Skills)
- Safety (SEL Competency: Self-Awareness, Optimistic Thinking)
- Cultural Competence and Responsiveness (SEL Competency: Social Awareness)
- Challenge and High Expectations (SEL Competency: Goal-Directed Behavior)
According to the National School Climate Center, an important measure of school climate is interpersonal relationships, a core competency of many SEL initiatives. You can read more about the NSCC’s guidelines for creating a safe and supportive school environment here.