SEL Stories

SEL looks and feels different on the ground, and is shaped by each community’s unique priorities, strengths, and needs. But no matter the context, when SEL is implemented systemically it can address every facet of students’ learning experiences. State, district, and school leaders nationwide have been systemically integrating and advancing SEL in their communities for more than a decade. How can we learn from each other?

We offer snapshots into how our partner communities are leading SEL. To help support your efforts, learn how communities are navigating opportunities that arise and explore the practical, actionable strategies they employ. 

For comprehensive guidance on systemic implementation, visit our free, digital tools for states, districts, and schools.

Practices of Promise Series

Are you implementing SEL in a district? Our Practices of Promise series offers a glimpse into how one district is navigating opportunities and challenges that arise as part of their broader efforts to systemically implement SEL. The series expands on each of CASEL’s Indicators of Districtwide SEL, the essential components of systemic implementation.

Support for CASEL’s Practice of Promise series is provided, in part, by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. We are deeply grateful for the foundation’s collaboration.

SEL Trends Collection (2018-2019)

What is emerging as top of mind with SEL implementation? The 2018-2019 SEL Trends collection spotlighted eight emerging trends in the field and how schools and districts were addressing them.