Three years ago, as I prepared to enroll in my first graduate school courses, I started exploring various news outlets that covered social-emotional learning. My hope was to find a newsletter that provided subscribers with regular updates about research, policy, and resources from the field of social and emotional learning.
After a fruitless search, I decided to make my own.
Since then, our community has grown larger (and more rapidly) than I ever imagined. This newsletter has been shared by educators, caregivers, students, researchers, and policymakers. Our content has been republished by state agencies, think tanks, and education news outlets. I’ve received submissions from freelancers and graduate students. I’ve interviewed district leaders and innovators in K-12 and higher education. And, earlier this month, This Month in SEL officially surpassed 30,000 subscribers.
As we continue to recover from the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and begin to plan for a critical back-to-school transition in the fall, I’m thrilled to announce a new premium membership option. Supporters will receive a custom version of our monthly newsletter that (in addition to our curation of SEL news and insights) includes exclusive access to:
- SEL Mastermind Interviews: In-depth discussions with leading SEL researchers and practitioners.
- Jobs in SEL: A supporter-only job board featuring new openings for SEL roles.
- SEL in Higher Education Database: A private library of initiatives, research, and resources for bringing social-emotional learning to higher education.
50% of the proceeds from paid subscriptions will be donated to non-profit organizations that are advancing social-emotional learning through advocacy and grassroots organizing; the other 50% will go towards paying graduate students and freelancers who donate their time and expertise to contribute to Inside SEL as guest authors. Click here to learn more.
(This Month in SEL will always be a free publication, and existing subscribers will continue to receive our monthly roundup of news, research, and resources related to social-emotional learning.)
Thank you, as always, for reading, and I am beyond grateful for your continued support in helping to share our resources with friends and colleagues.
–Nick Woolf, Founder