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Social-emotional learning

Social-emotional learning is the range of emotional, behavioral, and social effects produced by a program or intervention.

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5 things educators can do virtually to support students experiencing trauma 5 things educators can do virtually to support students experiencing traumaIn the context of the COVID-19 pandemic, we adapted strategies from the “Common trauma symptoms in students and helpful strategies for educators” handout to help educators address student’s social-emotional and mental health needs associated with trauma in virtual settings. Continue reading →

Maintaining wellness in crisis: Boosting children’s emotional health Maintaining wellness in crisis: Boosting children’s emotional healthMeasures taken to address the spread of COVID-19, from precautionary social distancing to shelter-in-place orders, have dramatically impacted children and their families. In addition to navigating their own stress during a period of uncertainty and change, parents are faced with addressing the questions and concerns of their children, many of ... Continue reading →

Clinicians’ perspectives on implementing evidence-based practices Clinicians' perspectives on implementing evidence-based practicesDr. Michelle Woodbridge (who has been studying prevention and intervention programs related to school-based mental health for more than 25 years) describes school-based clinicians’ perspectives on how using research-supported trauma-informed intervention programs in schools created meaningful, sustainable changes in practice. This video was produced by the 3C Institute. Helpful resources on cognitive ... Continue reading →

How schools can get started with Positive Behavior Supports How schools can get started with Positive Behavior SupportsDr. Carl Sumi, an expert in student behavioral research and interventions discusses positive behavior interventions and supports. This video was produced by the 3C Institute. Additional resources on cognitive behavior interventions can be found on the Cognitive Behavioral Intervention for Trauma in Schools  (CBITS) program website. Resources for trauma-informed schools can be ... Continue reading →

Why Positive Behavior Supports is a good fit for Trauma Informed Schools Why Positive Behavior Supports is a good fit for Trauma Informed SchoolsIn this video, Dr. Carl Sumi, an expert in student behavioral research and interventions, discusses the intersection between PBS and trauma informed schools. School-wide Positive Behavior Supports is a framework for operating schools and changing social culture and supporting all students. This video was produced by the 3C Institute. Additional resources ... Continue reading →

How to incorporate social-emotional learning into instruction How to incorporate social-emotional learning into instructionThree-minute animated video with tips for classroom teachers. Content adapted from our blog post, How can we incorporate mental health education into schools? Consider the 5 T’s. Continue reading →

Strategies for bringing an equity lens to SEL Strategies for bringing an equity lens to SELSocial-emotional learning (SEL) programs are more likely to be successful with all students when they are grounded in strategies that promote equity. Equity means ‘leveling the playing field’ and creating a culture where all students feel fully included, respected, represented, and valued. Here are a few strategies that start in ... Continue reading →

Criteria for selecting a social-emotional program Criteria for selecting a social-emotional programStandalone SEL programs or curricula build students’ social-emotional skills separately from main instructional time. To implement standalone SEL programs, typically teachers or other qualified school staff members, such as counselors or school social workers, receive training in the curriculum and allot time during the school day to teach a series ... Continue reading →

Strategies for incorporating SEL into instruction Strategies for incorporating SEL into instructionOne approach to teaching social-emotional skills in the classroom is to integrate SEL into everyday academic instruction. Rather than teach social-emotional skills independently of academic skills, many teachers and administrators are trying to implement SEL throughout the school day. Here are several useful strategies identified in these resources that teachers ... Continue reading →

Screen time can be good: 3 ways to support children’s social-emotional learning (SEL) Screen time can be good: 3 ways to support children’s social-emotional learning (SEL)Given the ongoing debate about the value of screen time, many parents and educators are seeking research-supported best practices for using TV and videos to help support children’s learning and development. Look no further – we’ve summarized the research to give you 3 strategies for using videos to support SEL ... Continue reading →