California SEL Alliance News

Proactive School Districts Create Structured Approach

Working with Students Struggling with SEL and Mental Health Issues With 49% of American adolescents managing mental disorders, and 22.5% of these 13–18-year-old youngsters dealing with severe impairments, school districts have realized it is necessary to take a more proactive role in recognizing and helping to treat these very personal conditions. For most, this requires

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Administrators

SEL Success Hinges on Teachers Who Get the Right Training and Support

Schools are closed in much of the United States, leaving students to hunker down at home for months — without their usual outlets for learning and socializing. Educators say trying to meet their social-emotional needs will be more important than ever. Even when schools reopen, students might still be grappling with fears, anxieties, or lingering

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Communities

Drum Lessons Make Students Aware of the Need to Listen to One Another

Eighth graders at Wickford Middle School In Rhode Island took part in an all-day event recently featuring nonverbal drum lessons and poetry, all with a focus on community and social-emotional learning. The event, called “Spread the Words: African Drumming and the Moving Poetry Project,” took place in the eighth-grade social studies classes and the gymnasium,

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Administrators

Almost 2 Million Views for #SELDay 2020

We want to thank any members who participated in last Friday’s SEL Day collaborative social media event intended to gain public awareness of, and support for, SEL and our movement. By the best measure of this first ever and to-be-annual initiative, it was a meaningful success. Final views for the 24 hours of March 27

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Administrators

SEL at Home Parent Guidance from EQuip Our Kids!

The Equip Our Kids! Campaign has compiled a list of SEL programs as well as some other resources that parents can teach at home during the cronovirus home restrictions. A secondary benefit is that, once familiar with the practices, parents will be more open to advancing SEL in their schools. As we get ready to

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Online Resources to Support Learning in the Time of COVID-19-Including SEL Links

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to spread, public health officials increasingly agree that “flattening the curve” of infection will likely require months, rather than weeks, of social isolation. Already, 44 million of the nation’s 57 million K-12 students have been affected by school closures. Parents and educators are scrambling to ensure that the essential services

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Coping with Stress of Coronavirus Crisis a Challenge for California’s Students

The mental toll of the coronavirus pandemic is unfolding inside homes throughout California, as students, parents and teachers learn to deal with a new normal of social distancing and remote learning. All of California’s four-year public universities and community colleges have shifted most in-person classes online, and nearly all of the state’s K-12 school districts

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