S.E.L. Staff

SEL Staff Resources

Personal Assessment and Reflection

This tool is designed to help those individuals begin to assess and understand their own social and emotional competence.

SEL Competencies Wheel

CASEL’s SEL Parent Packet: Ideas and tools for working with parents and families

Social-Emotional Learning (SEL) One-Pager Template

Use this one-pager to advertise training/information sessions or as a handout to direct people to the district web page.

Social-Emotional Learning (SEL) Presentation

Teaching the Whole Child

Instructional Practices That Support Social-Emotional Learning in Three Teacher Evaluation Frameworks (Research to Practice Brief).  American Institutes for Research, 2013.


Home Visits in Pre-K May Keep Kids in School: Some schools are using home visits at the beginning of the year, before kids start missing and before parents feel skeptical, as a way to boost attendance and interest in school. The visits are a way to establish a relationship and a chance for families to feel connected to school.

It is hard to ignore the buzz around social and emotional learning and the research findings documenting the value of SEL programs for student behavior and academic gains. However, what does SEL look like in practice? Specifically, what can district and school leaders do to promote SEL? With the passage of the Every Student Succeed Act (ESSA), states and districts can consider measures of SEL within their accountability systems. However, there is more that leaders can do to embed SEL within current district and school priorities.

In this 75-minute webinar, co-hosted by the American Institutes for Research (AIR), American Youth Policy Forum (AYPF), the Collaborative for Academic Social and Emotional Learning (CASEL), and the Washoe County School District, audiences heard from a panel of researchers and practitioners on ways in which districts and school leaders have implemented a coordinated and purposeful SEL effort.