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    Steps to Respect

    Elementary SELect Program Program Design and Implementation Support Steps to Respect is a school-wide program designed for use in third through sixth grade. Implementation occurs in three phases:  school administrators take stock of their school environment and bullying issues; then all adults in the building are trained; and finally classroom-based lessons are taught. The program provides 11 classroom lessons with two additional literature units that contain multiple lessons in each. These lessons focus on topics such as how to make friends, understanding and recognizing feelings, and dealing with bullying. Optional extension activities are provided at the end of each lesson for social and emotional skill areas as well as academic content areas. Family handouts are also provided for each lesson. […]

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    Sacramento

    In the News

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    Ask the Experts

    This page introduces our interviews with experts in the SEL field on key issues of current interest. The interviews cover a wide range of topics and include both background and theory and ideas for hands-on implementation of SEL. All the interviews were originally published in our monthly newsletter. They appear here in reverse chronological order, beginning with the most recent.

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    Cleveland

    District Reported Results The following data was documented from the spring 2017 to fall 2017 CFL surveys: Grades 2–4: A 2-percentage point increase in social and emotional learning. Grades 5–8: A 1-percentage point increase for Safety and Support, and a 5-percentage point increase in social and emotional learning. The challenge indicator maintained, but is already very high with 95%. Grades 9–12: A 1-percentage point increase for Challenge and Support and a 2-percentage point increase on Safety. Biggest movement was a 3-percentage point increase in social and emotional learning (amongst their peers). Grades 5–8 and 9–12 are trending positively toward a 3-percent improvement for these grade bands on the 4 CFL indicators. There was also improvement in social and emotional learning […]

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    Nashville

    In the News

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    Web sites

    Web sites Ashoka Parenting Changemakers Offers resources and ideas for acting as a parenting change-maker with a focus on building four skills in family life: empathy, teamwork, new leadership, and change-making. The process helps parents problem-solve for themselves and leads families and communities in addressing the issues that are most pressing to them. http://parentingchangemakers.org Common Sense Media Reviews movies, apps, video games, and other media available to children. Each movie, for example, lists a parent-level age rating, along with a kid’s perspective of the appropriate age level. In addition, it gives a summary along with positive messages and violence or scariness rankings. A mobile app makes it simple to review any media children may encounter. https://www.commonsensemedia.org Confident Parents, Confident Kids […]

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    Websites

      Ashoka Parenting Changemakers Offers resources and ideas for acting as a parenting change-maker with a focus on building four skills in family life: empathy, teamwork, new leadership, and change-making. The process helps parents problem-solve for themselves and leads families and communities in addressing the issues that are most pressing to them. Common Sense Media Reviews movies, apps, video games, and other media available to children. Each movie, for example, lists a parent-level age rating, along with a kid’s perspective of the appropriate age level. In addition, it gives a summary along with positive messages and violence or scariness rankings. A mobile app makes it simple to review any media children may encounter. Confident Parents, Confident Kids The only site […]

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    Newsletter Archives: Q&As

    Supporting Educators: Insights from Greater Good Science Center Innovations in SEL Research The Assessment Design Challenge: What’s Needed and What Works District superintendents Discuss SEL in a new videotape Hanna Melnick and Jeremy Taylor: Questions about SEL assessment Arne Duncan: SEL as a pillar of democracy Scarlett Lewis and Martin Steele: Choosing Love: How a school shooting inspired a movement Janice Jackson and Justina Schlund: How SEL is being implemented in the Chicago Public Schools Alice Woods, David Sienko, and Ken Wagner: Rhode Island educational leaders on advancing SEL  Jacqueline Jodl: Progress of the National Commission on Social, Emotional, and Academic Development Rob Jagers: Practical advice for achieving equity with SEL Anamaria Orbe: Turning a school around with SEL Jennifer […]

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    Resources: Infographics

    The following are infographics created by CASEL staff to share information, knowledge, and data from the field. These resources cover a range of topics to better understand SEL. Return to the SEL Resources homepage  

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    2018 Cross-Districts Learning Event