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5 Ways to Celebrate SEL Day

March 11 is SEL Day! This is a time to celebrate how SEL helps students and educators; advocate for SEL with policymakers; and showcase and support SEL in our communities, schools, and organizations.

How are you celebrating SEL Day?

If you are looking for ideas, we’ve got you covered. Here are five articles, webinars, and resources to help you get involved and spread the word about the importance of SEL — on March 11 and every day. 

1. {Article} Orion Jean is TIME’s 2021 Kid of the Year

Orion Jean is only 11 years old, but he has already been awarded several community service awards. He is also TIME Magazine’s Kid of the Year. Read about Orion’s “Race to Kindness” campaign and get inspired on ways you and your students can spread kindness and support members in your own community.

2. {Webinar} The State of Social and Emotional Learning in 2022

Meet CASEL’s new President and CEO, Dr. Aaliyah A. Samuel and watch this hour-long webinar about the current state of SEL. You will also gain insights into the future of SEL and how the movement is continuing to evolve.

3. {Resource} Raise Awareness for SEL and Engage New SEL Stakeholders

SEL4US and Urban Assembly invite schools and communities around the world to join the SEL Day 2022 partnership and help spread the word about SEL and why it’s so critical. Check out their website for toolkits, ideas and tips and sign up to get involved. 

4. {Free Aperture Education Resources} eSchoolNews Article: Use SEL Day to Establish Year-Round Strategies

There are many ways teachers can incorporate practical strategies into their everyday lessons — on SEL Day and beyond — to help students practice and strengthen their SEL skills. This eSchoolNews article features Aperture Education and provides free SEL resources for all grade levels.

5. {Aperture Education Resource} Free SEL Tool for Educators: Improve Your Optimistic Thinking

Educators need SEL too! Now, more than ever, educators need to tap into their optimistic thinking and goal-setting skills to increase their resiliency, well-being, and positive outlooks. Check out Aperture Education’s free Optimistic Thinking Guide to get research-based, practical resources to enhance your social and emotional knowledge and skill set. In addition to improving your own health and well-being, you will also become better at delivering social and emotional learning (SEL) to your students.

SEL is so important for success in school and in life. Quality SEL programs that are implemented throughout the school year will help teachers and students build the skills they need to succeed and live healthier, happier lives.

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