This is an exciting moment for SEL. Yet as the field learns more about how students learn the social and emotional skills necessary to succeed in school and life, challenges and big questions remain: How can we ensure that SEL instruction is of high quality and significant rigor? What does it mean to truly integrate SEL into academic instruction and the school day so that it isn’t “one more thing” for teachers? What supports – such as professional development and curricular materials – will help educators design instruction that successfully reaches and teaches students these critical competencies?
The new website is designed to address these questions from the perspective of teachers. Through video and narrative stories, as well as downloadable tools and resources, visitors can explore the experiences of teachers in Nashville, Los Angeles and the Chicago suburbs as they reflect on their own practice and share their lessons and techniques.
To view the online materials, please see: http://selforteachers.org/