Why High School SEL Programs Feel ‘Lame’ – And How to Fix Them

This Education Week article on Why High School SEL Programs Feel ‘Lame’ – And How to Fix Them provides 5 recommendations for fostering student relationships, including integrating SEL across the curriculum, aiming for coherence across schools and districts, and exploring peer mentoring programs.

 CASEL: Classroom Shared Agreements

Use these  Classroom Shared Agreements (and other lesson plans) from CASEL to create time to build the relationships that encourages learners to feel a sense of community- that they are “in this together”.

MI Blueprint for Comprehensive Student Recovery (Michigan)

The MI Blueprint for Comprehensive Student Recovery is designed to support local education leaders in developing and implementing a comprehensive recovery plan that is multi-year, evidence-based, and equity-driven. Specifically, it will provide a foundation to support in key activities over the next six to eighteen months.  This can serve as a template for other States …

Listening to Recent High School Grads: ‘Be Mindful of What We Have Gone Through’

Listening to Recent High School Grads: ‘Be Mindful of What We Have Gone Through’ draws on a nationwide survey and interviews with 2020 and 2021 high school graduates who have delayed their education plans. While most students ultimately plan to enroll in postsecondary education, their experiences with the pandemic have prompted them to reassess their educational …

Toolkit of Resources for Engaging Families and the Community as Partners in Education

To be effective, communication must go beyond simply translating newsletters and e-blasts into a variety of languages. It is critical to consider the education and reading level of families, the delivery method, access to technology, culturally responsive language and representation in the messages themselves. Download this tool from Institute of Education Sciences and REL to help  build a cultural …

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