Leadership in SEL

Guidelines for Improving School Culture and Climate and Increasing Staff Understanding of and Buy-In for SEL/SECD

Summary:  This is a revision and expansion on an article that previously appeared in Edutopia.  The article suggests ways to engage staff starting with “Strategic Informal SECD Discussions” to help build courage and commitment to the SECD effort.  Strategies are suggested for building on these discussions and starting points for doing this work are identified.  Resources are …

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All You Need to Know About SEL

Summary:  This is a collection of articles published by eSchool News about Social-Emotional Learning (SEL).  The focus is on the implementation of SEL skills in the classroom and the authors of the individual articles present various views of SEL from different perspectives.   Source:  eSchool News Special Report Description:  “Social-emotional learning (SEL) helps students learn valuable lessons that they’ll carry …

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Here’s Why This Principal Started a School Turnaround with SEL

Summary:  This article talks about how a principal started a turnaround initiative at his school and realized that the academic issues were not the only issues of importance in making improvements in the school.  Building relationships and developing other Social-Emotional skills helped that improvement effort.  The integrations of SEL skills permeated not only the school but also …

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Why Don’t Leaders Practice Empathy?

Summary:  “Empathy is an indispensable leadership skill and a driver that predicts high-performing teams and organizations, but there is a significant gap between how leaders assess their empathy skills and how their employees view them. Dr. Arthur Schwartz, Professor of Leadership Studies and Founding Director of the Oskin Leadership Institute at Widener University, offers five …

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4 Key Practices for Successful District-wide SEL Integration

Summary:  Superintendents and experts were in a Washington, D.C., suburb this week for the AASA | The School Superintendents Association Fall 2019 Social and Emotional Learning Cohort meeting where they looked at how SEL could be implemented in their schools and districts.  This article names four strategies that would be helpful in SEL integration. Source: Naaz Modan, …

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The Key to Effective Teams in Schools: Emotional Intelligence

Summary:  This article talks about the importance of emotional intelligence in building effective school teams.  The article talks about indicators of both high EQ and low EQ in the group setting and also notes the benefits of attending to the EQ of the group as a whole. Source:  Elena Aguilar, Edutopia, June 29, 2015 Description:  …

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Do Teachers Have Sway in School Decisions? Depends Who You Ask

Summary:This article summarizes the results of a RAND Corporation survey asking principals and teachers about teacher influence in making school decisions. The principals felt that teachers had significant input in school decisions while the teachers responding felt they had much less influence. Source:Madeline Will, Education Week, December 13, 2018 Categories: Teacher Engagement, Leadership in SEL, Teacher Collaboration, Teacher …

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Building a Strong School Culture

Summary:This article suggests six steps that principals (school leaders) can take to help to build a strong school culture. These include serving as a role model, selecting staff wisely, teaching what you’d like to see, broadcasting your vision, making your vision tangible, and restructuring social networks. Source: Leah Shafer, Harvard GSE, September 9, 2018 Categories: School …

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