Educators

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Toolkits

"One-stop-shops" designed to support SEL at each level of a Multi-Tiered System of Supports. It's all here — no more hunting in Google Drive!

Our Curriculum

Our locally developed K-12 SEL curriculum. Designed to minimize prep and to be usable by educators who have little-to-no experience with explicit SEL instruction.

External Curriculums

Information about other SEL curriculums, many of which are free and instantly available. The page also includes an index of storybooks and chapter books.

Self-Care

Self-care is essential — you have to put on your oxygen mask first. This page offers podcasts, videos, apps, and more tools to help you take care of you.

Basics of Behavior

This page breaks down how to analyze behavior and understand why it's getting "better" or "worse." These principles guide SEL at every level of a MTSS.

Student Engagement (COVID-19)

A teacher-friendly tip sheet of strategies specific to engaging students in a distance learning or hybrid model.

Our Podcast

The A Slice of SEL podcast was created specifically for local educators with the intention of promoting self-care and all things SEL from an adult perspective.

Website Updates Log

February 2021

  • (2/22/21) New A Slice of SEL podcast episode about setting up rules that work for you and your students. Whether it’s bringing rules to a single classroom, co-developing rules with students, sharing rules across a school (e.g., PBIS), they cover it and talk pros and cons of each approach.

  • (2/15/21) Mindful STOP poster (page 2) added to the Calming Strategies Toolbox. "Mindfulness" might sound fancy or intimidating, like something you have to set aside time to do, but this poster shows how you can have a "mindful moment" — literally a moment. It's simple, easy and could help anyone: students, educators, and families.

  • (2/15/21) New A Slice of SEL podcast episode where our team shares many examples of how to build students' Responsible Decision Making skills during academic instruction via integrated SEL instruction.

  • (2/8/21) New A Slice of SEL podcast episode where our team shares many examples of how to build students' Relationship Skills during academic instruction via integrated SEL instruction.

  • (2/1/21) New A Slice of SEL podcast episode where our team shares many examples of how to build students' Social Awareness skills during academic instruction via integrated SEL instruction.

January 2021

  • (1/28/21) Added to Universal SEL Toolkit: Equity, Diversity, and Human Rights Lesson Plans A 12-lesson sequence created for secondary students by the Equality and Human Rights Commission. Downloadable lesson slides, worksheets, videos, etc. — everything is prepped.

  • (1/25/21) New Headspace Guide to Meditation (8-episode Netflix series) linked from Parent, Student, and Educator pages.

  • (1/25/21) SAMHSA Treatment Locator added to Mental Health Services page. This allows you to search for mental health providers by ZIP code, city, etc.

  • (1/25/21) New A Slice of SEL podcast episode where our team shares many examples of how to build students' self-management skills during academic instruction via integrated SEL instruction.

  • (1/18/21) New A Slice of SEL podcast episode about integrated SEL instruction. Our SEL team chats about many examples of how teachers can build students’ self-awareness skills during academic instruction.

  • (1/14/21) New video: Educator Self-Care Resources on the Cross-District SEL Website. The first 5 minutes explain chronic/toxic stress from a biological perspective and emphasizes that "self-care is not selfish." The second half walks through various resources on the website that are meant to support educators. This video was put together for a training in one of our districts, and it could be used in other districts via a synchronous training, asynchronous email/newsletter push-out, etc.

  • (1/11/21) New A Slice of SEL podcast episode about empathetic listening techniques (AKA "listening with intention," "compassionate listening," "active listening"). This skill set is foundational — if we want teachers, paraprofessionals, etc. to be able to navigate conversations with students about tough topics, be "support people" for students (or colleagues), have successful 1:1 corrective chats with students, etc. this is a listening skill set they need.

  • (1/7/21) Two 2-minute videos added to the Challenging Talks page that help parents know how to talk to their children about COVID-related financial stress and coping skills, respectively.

  • (1/7/21) Added to Universal SEL Toolkit: Top 10 Tips handout and two videos (one for educators and one specific to school-based mental health professionals) all on the subject of supporting students with grief and difficulty adjusting during the pandemic. To access, click the link > open dropdown > look for that indicates COVID-19 specific resources.

  • (1/7/21) Added to Universal SEL Toolkit: Video added that helps peer leaders know how to respond to peers in distress. To access, click the link > open dropdown > look for that indicates COVID-19 specific resources.

  • (1/7/21) Life Kit: Parenting podcast added to General Parent Resources page. They just released a relevant episode: "What to Tell Kids When the News is Scary."

December 2020

November 2020

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