When SEL is an “add on” or “one more thing” it’s very difficult to get traction. But, when educators understand that SEL is completely supportive of the central goals of education, it’s far easier to gain commitment — and more powerful. Please respond to the Module 2 post labeled: SEL doesn’t add to your plate, it is the plate. You may post your discussion prompt at any time during this module.
How do you link SEL to educational standards?
Lorea Martinez is an educational researcher and consultant who has successfully integrated EQ into a high-performing charter school by linking SEL to the school’s academic standards. See the video below.
During this session you will learn ways in which SEL programming can be aligned with existing school structures such as Response to Intervention (RTI), Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (PBIS), or Restorative Justice. You will also learn how the SEL standards drive instruction and connect to the new Common Core Standards.
SEL is already “everywhere” in most schools. Practice noticing and articulating where the school is already committed to SEL. “I notice that in the ___ program, we’ve started to bring in some SEL skills such as ___.”
In Module 2 Unit 6, in the discussion prompt labeled
How is SEL linked to the Academic Curriculum?
Has your school already articulated a scope and sequence for SEL? Is it linked to the academic curriculum?“Map” the current state of SEL in your school.
Identify: Where is there attention to SEL? Where is it absent? Where are there opportunities?
Submit your response in Module 2 Unit 6.
BE SURE YOU DO NOT START NEW TOPICS IN OUR DISCUSSION MODULES. RESPOND TO ONE OF THE DISCUSSION PROMPTS THAT ARE PROVIDED FOR YOU. THANKS
Additional reading related to this topic:
Social and Emotional Learning and Common Core
Addressing the Social and Emotional Needs of Students in East Palo Alto, California
Lorea Martinez, Ph.D., is an Education Consultant supporting schools and teachers to integrate social emotional learning (SEL) in their educational programs and teaching practices. For her doctoral dissertation, she conducted an action-research project focused on addressing the social and emotional needs of students at a high-performing charter school in East Palo Alto (California). She presented the results of her research at the 2014 AERA Annual Conference. Lorea recently started a blog at http://loreamartinez.com/ to provide teachers with free tools and strategies to embed SEL with the new Common Core Standards.
Email: [email protected]
Lorea Martinez on SEL and Standards