darkblue

Revised SEL Integration Approach

Transforming Education’s revised SEL Integration Approach outlines five components critical to integrated social, emotional, and academic learning and helps educators answer the question, “How can we take an intentional approach, aligned with best practices

SEL for Educators Toolkit

What is SEL for Educators?

Social-emotional learning (SEL) shares some similarities with terms such as emotional intelligence, resilience, well-being and self-care. However, the specific components of SEL for adults in school settings are unique. Educator SEL is:

  • The competencies that adults need in order to manage stress

Trauma-Informed SEL Toolkit

The Trauma-informed Social-Emotional Learning in the Classroom toolkit has been developed with a strengths-based approach, providing strategies to help educators capitalize on students' existing skills and mindsets and to ensure the climate of the classroom and school are conducive to students' development. The toolkit provides a brief overview of the types of adversities that research suggests can have a negative effect on children's lives and some strategies that educators can use in their classrooms and schools to support students experiencing adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) and other types of trauma. The research-based toolkit is rich with resources to explore, strategies to implement, and prompts for reflections aimed at facilitating educator learning and engagement with the material. In recognizing the importance of educator well-being among those who support children who have experienced or are experiencing trauma, the toolkit also discusses symptoms of secondary traumatic stress and strategies for self-care. 

Introduction to Self-Efficacy

Self-efficacy is the belief in one’s ability to succeed in achieving an outcome or reaching a goal. An internal belief, self-efficacy is related to whether a student believes that s/he has sufficient control over his/her environment in order to succeed. High self-efficacy reflects confidence in the ability to exert control

Introduction to Growth Mindset

Students with a fixed mindset believe that their own intelligence and talent are innate traits that don’t change. For example, they might say, “I just can’t learn math.” These students typically worry about not looking smart, get upset by mistakes, and give up sooner on tough tasks. Students with a

Mindfulness Toolkit

What is Mindfulness?

Mindfulness is a state of awareness and a practice; it involves attending to the present moment and cultivating an attitude of curiosity, openness and acceptance of one’s experience. It is a secular (non-religious) practice that is backed by a growing body of compelling scientific evidence that indicates a wide range

Self-Efficacy Toolkit

Self-Efficacy is the belief in one’s ability to succeed in achieving an outcome or reaching a goal. This belief, specific to a task or an area of knowledge or performance, shapes the behaviors and strategies that help one pursue their goal. High self-efficacy reflects confidence in the ability to exert

Social Awareness Toolkit

Social awareness is the ability to take the perspective of and empathize with others from diverse backgrounds and cultures, to understand social and ethical norms for behavior, and to recognize family, school, and community resources and supports.

Click here to access our latest educator toolkit for this competency.

Self-Management Toolkit

What is self-management?

Self-management is a key enabler for all learning (for children and adults!) whether for academic subjects, other content areas, or skills like playing a musical instrument. Self-management allows students to follow through on plans to complete assignments, study for tests, and stay focused in class. In adults, it

Growth Mindset Toolkit

What is a growth mindset, and why does it matter?

Students with a fixed mindset believe that their intelligence and talent are innate traits that don’t change. For example, they might say “I just can’t learn math.” These students typically worry about not

Load More Posts
Go to Top