California SEL Alliance News

Communities

Answering Objections to SEL

SEL is a hot topic right now. That currency can produce objections. Some people might object that SEL displaces much-needed academic time in the classroom. Others might argue the SEL skills cannot be taught or learned. Educators and policymakers debate the role SEL should play in school accountability. This EducationNext article provides a useful summary

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Administrators

Join the California SEL Roadshow!

Join the Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning (CASEL), the Partnership for Children & Youth, and California’s Multi-Tiered System of Support (MTSS) to create your district’s SEL strategy. November 12 Bay Area (San Mateo County Office of Education) November 18 Central Valley (Fresno County Office of Education) November 19 North State (Butte County Office

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Communities

Impact Investing Brings Gamification to SEL

Investors looking to do good in the world are pouring money in educational technology, including gaming. One beneficiary of this investment is Classcraft Their software turns classroom behavior into a game. Teachers choose which behaviors they want to foster and students rack up points for actions like being kind or handing in their homework on

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Communities

NBC Today Show Explores What Works to Stop Bullying

In a TODAY.com survey of more than 1,400 parents, 85 percent say their child has been bullied. Only 45 percent of parents say their child’s school takes bullying seriously. School districts across the country spend millions of dollars each year to combat bullying, not all anti-bullying programs work equally — and some of the most

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SEL Training for 390 Teachers in Santa Barbara and Carpenteria

Santa Barbara Unified School District is providing educator trainings as part of the district’s five-year plan combining SEL, PBIS (Positive Behavior Interventions and Support), and Restorative Approaches with a more intensive approach incorporating educator and student programs at SEL Wraparound pilot school Santa Barbara High School.  In addition, Diana Rigby, Carpinteria Unified School District superintendent,

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Administrators

Harvard School of Education Launches SEL Hub

A new digital hub from the Harvard Graduate School of Education seeks to provide clarity and practical tools to decision-makers working to address their schools’ and districts’ particular needs. Explore SEL is an interactive resource built to empower stakeholders by letting them navigate SEL frameworks with greater precision and transparency, helping to smooth the transition from

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Administrators

Download Free Whitepaper on Engaging Families in SEL

ASCD is sharing easy-to-implement strategies and access ready-to-use resources for engaging families in your social emotional learning initiatives. Research has overwhelmingly demonstrated that parent engagement has a positive effect on students’ achievement. This whitepaper contains shares four essential strategies to help district and school leaders engage families: Teach, Communicate, Volunteer, and Support. Download the whitepaper.

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Communities

UCLA Offers Certificate Program in Social Emotions Arts

You’ll learn to develop and deliver process-oriented arts experiences in school and community settings to improve emotional well-being, the social climate and the learning environment. Trainees that attend all sessions and complete all course requirements satisfactorily will obtain a Certificate in Social Emotional Arts from UCLArts & Healing, which is an organizational member of the

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