This Month in SEL [February, 2019]


This month in SEL: CASEL releases their a new guide to “Schoolwide SEL”, a Georgetown think tank publishes a report on measuring social and emotional learning, RAND studies the impact of goal-setting in implementation SEL, and more!

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CASEL Guide to Schoolwide SEL

CASEL’s new School Guide — in partnership with several schools and districts — has documented, field-tested, and refined a strategic, collaborative process for schoolwide SEL. Their methods help engage the entire school community in creating caring, motivating, and equitable learning environments that promote social, emotional, and academic growth. CASEL’s view is that schoolwide SEL helps students excel academically, build stronger relationships, and lead happier, more fulfilling lives.

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New “SEL Frameworks” Guide from CASEL 

The third brief in a three-part series examining different efforts to compare frameworks, this report compares the existing state SEL standards as frameworks designed to help guide practice in each state.

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RAND Publication Examines Goal-Setting for SEL

According to Dr. Addie Wootten, over the last 5 years, support for mindfulness programs in curriculum has grown significantly among Australian educators. Wootten tells C.M. Rubin, Founder of CMRubinWorld, that while interest from individual teachers is important, research indicates an entire school participating in mindfulness techniques will “positively affect students, the culture and climate of the school, and teacher wellbeing.”

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FutureEd Releases Report Documenting Lessons Learned Measuring SEL

Thomas Toch and Raegen Miller of FutureEd, an independent think tank at Georgetown University’s McCourt School of Public Policy, published an extensive report detailed core lessons with regards to measuring the social and emotional dimensions of student success. Their publication focuses on the Fresno Unified School District in California’s Central Valley, the state’s fourth largest school system.

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Inside the Growing Push for Social and Emotional Learning in K-12 Education

From the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative to the Einhorn Family Charitable Trust to the NoVo Foundation, non-profits and other charitable organizations are flocking to fund SEL. This piece documents why SEL has become a focus for charities and how they are tackling the process of funding whole-child learning.

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