Evidence That It Works
Ongoing support and training is key to successfully implementing social-emotional learning (SEL) into schools. Indeed, researchers have found that SEL program implementation is more successful when all stakeholders in a school are committed to SEL as part of their professional development.
Why Does It Matter?
Teaching is an incredibly stressful job that can lead to high levels of burnout and attrition. More and more, teachers are recognizing that cultivating their own social-emotional skills is critical for their well-being.
Hence, a practice that reviews SEL skills as a whole staff helps to reinforce teachers’ understanding of and commitment to their own well-being, which will ultimately benefit their students and the whole school.