Instructional Model: Social & Emotional


SEL Critical Practices for Reopening

Take time to cultivate and deepen relationships, build partnerships, and plan for SEL

Design opportunities where adults can connect, heal, and build their capacity to support students

Create safe, supportive, and equitable learning environments that promote all students’ social and emotional development

Use data as an opportunity to share power, deepen relationships, and continuously improve support for students, families, and staff

Prioritize relationships that haven’t been established, engage in two-way communication, and build coalitions to effectively plan for supportive and equitable learning environments that promote social, emotional, and academic learning for all students

Help adults feel connected, empowered, supported, and valued by cultivating collective self-care and well-being, providing ongoing professional learning, and creating space for adults to process and learn from their experiences

Ensure all students feel a sense of belonging; have consistent opportunities to learn about, reflect on, and practice SEL; examine the impact of the pandemic and systemic racism on their lives and communities; and access needed support through school or community partners

Partner with students, families, staff, and community partners to learn about students’ and adults’ ongoing needs and strengths, and continuously improve SEL and transition efforts