The start of the second semester offers an opportunity to pause and assess your school or district needs—which is particularly valuable now in the face of continued challenges. CASEL has released a brief titled Refocus on the SEL Roadmap: Actions for a Successful Semester.
Adapted from CASEL’s SEL Roadmap, this brief focuses on three core SEL strategies for a successful second semester:
- Examine data from the first semester.
- Refocus on adult connections, self-care, competencies, and capacity.
- Maintain safe, supportive, and equitable learning environments.
For each strategy, the brief offers action steps and tools. Austin, Baltimore, and El Paso are highlighted as case studies of districts that have prioritized SEL during the pandemic.
For information on the SEL Roadmap, see: https://casel.org/reopening-with-sel/