How to Take a “Both And” Approach to SEL and Academics This Summer

Check out this article from PanoramaEd.com about how to integrate SEL and academic content into summer learning programs. Suggestions include promoting student voice and choice – for instance, by seeking student input on learning goals or prioritizing project-based learning – as well as using trauma-informed instructional techniques and incorporating SEL objectives for class units.  

Comprehensive Guide to a Multi-Tiered System of Supports (MTSS) 

Review the Comprehensive Guide to a Multi-Tiered System of Supports (MTSS) to learn about how districts are using MTSS to ensure that all students have the resources and support needed to succeed. Under What is MTSS, see how schools are using the “inverted pyramid” to serve all students, small groups in need of additional interventions, and individual students who …

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.

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 …

Emotional Wellness Checklist

Emotional wellness is the ability to successfully handle life’s stresses and adapt to change and difficult times. Download this NIH Emotional Wellness Checklist  which highlights evidence-based tips for living well and improving your mental health and emotional wellness. Share this practical tool with staff at the district and school level.

Why Schools Need to Normalize and Prioritize Students’ Mental Health

Read and share Why Schools Need to Normalize and Prioritize Students’ Mental Health, an article from Teach for America, for insights into mental health for students from low-income households and guidance on how educational leaders can better address their needs at the school and district level.