California SEL Alliance News

Administrators

Get Your Free Launch Kit for the 2020 National No One Eats Alone Day

No One Eats Alone® Day is student-led celebration that teaches everyone how to make friends at lunch, often the most difficult part of the school day. This year, No One Eats Alone day falls on Valentine’s Day, February 14. There’s still time to sign up and request the free materials to launch your very own

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Communities

February is Choose Love Month!

In February, go beyond Valentine’s Day by learning to choose courage, gratitude, forgiveness, and compassion. This month is the 6th annual Choose Love Awareness Month from the Jessie Lewis Choose Love Movement. The Choose Love Awareness Month brings attention to the importance of teaching children core competencies and skills beyond academics that can help them

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Administrators

Join #SELDAY March27

Make the commitment today to support social and emotional learning (SEL) in your schools and community. On Friday, March 27th, join educators, community groups, and local officials around the globe as we harness the power of SEL on the first ever International #SELday! Working together we will raise awareness for SEL, create activities and events that demonstrate the

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Administrators

Legislative Update – January 2020

These are California bills we are monitoring this year and which we encourage member support by emailing or calling your legislators. Upcoming Resolution – Announced last year but pulled back before formal introduction and to be introduced early in the new session by Senator Henry Stern and inspired in part by our Alliance member Susan

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Administrators

SEL Contributes to Improving African American Suspension Rates in California

As reported in this EdSource story, data from a new California Department of Education report suggests that restorative justice programs, including social-emotion learning, are effective in improving school climate. “I think we’ve learned that social-emotional learning is mandatory,” says Orange County Superintendent of Schools Al Mijares. “If a student is disrupting class, kicking them out

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Communities

Ukiah Blends Academics and SEL

Ukiah Unified School District is implementing multi-tiered systems of support (MTSS) throughout the district to bolster SEL, and academics, for students. “In the past, many educators assumed that students should leave their feelings at the door if they were serious about learning and wanted to be successful. Academic and social-emotional issues were considered separate, and

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Administrators

The Race to Represent LAUSD District 7

Educators across California are watching the upcoming school board elections in Los Angeles. Understand where all candidates for the open LAUSD District 7 position stand on comprehensive SEL in CA schools. Read the story.

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Webinar: How to Embed Social-Emotional Learning into MTSS and RTI

Districts and schools are increasingly leveraging both social-emotional learning (SEL) and multi-tiered system of supports (MTSS) to improve academic outcomes while also supporting the needs of the whole child. However, effectively embedding SEL into a tiered support framework like MTSS or RTI can be challenging without the right data, processes, and tools in place. Join

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Administrators

“Who cares how a child feels about themselves if they can’t read or write?”

A randomized controlled trial — considered the gold standard in research — found that after two years, kindergartners and first-graders who participated in Wings for Kids SEL program improved in skills like self-awareness, self-regulation and decision-making. The students also boosted their reading and vocabulary skills, compared with their peers who hadn’t been in the Wings

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