This guide gives educators a five-step framework to implement social-emotional learning (SEL) with their students to help them achieve success in school and life.
Not all educators teach in districts where training in SEL and related topics such as restorative justice, trauma-informed teaching and culturally responsive teaching is readily available. In this six-page guide, author and educator Jorge Valenzuela introduces educators to the Equity and SEL Integration Framework that will help them understand core SEL competencies and design lessons that activate SEL in their curriculum.
The guide features:
- Online videos that explain each element of the Equity and SEL Integration Framework.
- Clear explanation of SEL and the Collaborative for Academic, Social and Emotional Learning’s (CASEL) five core competencies.
- Resources for understanding and addressing implicit bias.
Links to templates for empathy maps and emotions planners.
- Information on edtech tools that can be used to integrate SEL.
- Additional resources for understanding SEL and developing an SEL integration plan.
(ISTE Jump Start Guide, 8.5" x 11", three laminated panels, six pages)
About the Author
Jorge Valenzuela (@JorgeDoesPBL) is an education coach, author, and advocate. He has years of experience as a classroom and online teacher, a curriculum specialist, and a consultant. His work focuses on improving teacher preparation in project-based learning, computational thinking and computer science integration, STEM education, and equity and SEL integration. Jorge is an adjunct professor at Old Dominion University and the lead coach at Lifelong Learning Defined. His book Rev Up Robotics and its companion jump start guide Ready, Set, Robotics! are available from ISTE, and his next book, which dives deeper into the Equity and SEL Integration Framework, is forthcoming from Solution Tree.