The Teacher Self-Check Tool is designed as a formative, rather than an evaluative, tool that can help classroom teachers reflect on their own practice. It walks teachers through the six components of strong SEL Integration and provides "look-fors," or key elements, for each component. Thinking about these elements can help teachers identify which components they are already prioritizing, determine where they want to focus their efforts, and plan for next steps. The goal of the Teacher Self-Check Tool is to help educators build their own awareness about different ways to approach SEL in the classroom and be even more intentional about providing holistic supports to students. This tool is intended to be used in conjunction with Transforming Education’s SEL Integration Approach.
When I first began teaching second grade inclusion, something surprised me. The activities I anticipated being the most fun and enjoyable parts of the day ended up being the most challenging. Learning games, independent literacy stations, recess, and PE were the most challenging parts of our day. I
Transforming Education (TransformEd) has been working with NewSchools Venture Fund on a multi-year project to assist schools in expanding their definition of student success to include academics, social-emotional competencies, and positive learning environments that support students’ development. As part of this project, TransformEd provides school leaders with