SEL Curriculum for Educators
Practices for Promoting SEL for Adults in School Settings
The SEL for Educators Toolkit consists of a Professional Learning Presentation, Companion Guide, Snapshot, and Reference List. It is intended to be an accessible and actionable synthesis of the research on the social-emotional learning (SEL) of adults in school settings.
Educators will reflect on the importance and impact of their own social-emotional learning.
Educators will learn Five High-Leverage Practices to support their own social-emotional development and well-being.
Using embedded activities, educators will deepen their understanding and strengthen their skills
related to the Five High-Leverage Practices.
Five High-Leverage Practices
Establish Balance & Boundaries
• Understand the “Cost of Caring”
• Form Healthy Habits
• Ask for Help & Learn to Say No
• Define Values & Pursue Purpose
• Investigate Privilege & Power
• Uncover Bias
• Reflect on Work Style
• Label Emotions
• Recognize Physical Reactions
• Respond Rather Than React
Orient Towards Optimism
• Recognize Negativity Bias
• Reframe & Retrain the Brain
• Practice Gratitude
Cultivate Compassionate Curiosity
• Apply an Asset-Based Lens
• View Behavior as Communication
• Listen with Empathy.
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This course is designed to be flexible and adaptable; educators can review and use these tools in their entirety, or
select one or more focus areas. It is not intended to be exhaustive, but rather a starting point on the what, the why, and the how of supporting educators’ SEL.