What a year!

We are so impressed by educators. When schools closed and shifted to remote instruction last spring, you adapted and nearly overnight moved entire classrooms online. You tapped into your own resilience and found creative ways to continue students’ academic instruction and nurture their social-emotional functioning.

In fact, many educators found that social and emotional learning (SEL) was a key part of keeping students connected and engaged during quarantine.

This school year we again need all hands on deck. School and district leaders, teachers and other educators, and families must work together to ensure student success. As a team, we can support one another as we work to support student learning.

We created a Back-to-School Guide to help you kick off the new school year with SEL. Inside are resources to help you better understand SEL and improve your own social-emotional skills. There are also plenty of lessons, activities, and strategies for teaching these skills to students in both physical and virtual classrooms.

Use this guide to get through that busy first week of school and as a resource throughout the year. Pick and choose which articles are most relevant to your needs, and have fun improving student success with SEL.

There are many unknowns this school year, but working together and building social-emotional skills will help us all succeed. Click here to download the Back-to-School Guide.