5 Key Indicators for SEL Integration in the Classroom – Round Table Discussion & Resources
Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) is essential in our classrooms. Today’s schools serve diverse families and communities who come from a range of different backgrounds, hold varying beliefs, and possess exceptional capabilities. SEL provides a foundation for safe and positive learning, where students can become more self-aware and build empathy for others within their community and the world around them. These skills will help students more confidently face future challenges and succeed throughout their lifetime.
How do we ensure our learning environments are designed to be supportive, cultivate responsiveness, and focus on building up students? Also, can technology help drive these practices?
We would like to share free resources that will help you explore these questions, gain practical tips on implementing SEL in classrooms, and help develop a SEL program strategy for your school.
Join us for a Round Table Discussion – SEL: Key Indicators for Classroom Integration hosted by Karleen Vaughn in the Boxlight Virtual Classroom. Hear from SEL experts and curriculum designers, technology professionals, and classroom teachers for this thought-provoking discussion. Participants will receive resources to get started with SEL Self Awareness Assessments. Reserve your seat today!
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- Explicit SEL Instruction
Consistent opportunities for students to practice, cultivate, and contemplate. Create digital environments for students to build on their skills, develop goals, and reflect.
- SEL Integrated with Academics
SEL objectives are integrated into instructional content and teaching strategies. Utilize the tools in your digital platform (Google, Microsoft) to help students with self-management and responsible decision-making. Use creative applications for content exploration.
- Youth Voices and Engagement
Elevate the broad range of student perspectives and experiences. Use creative digital apps and sites to provide students with multiple means of expression and engagement to promote student voice and choice.
- Supportive Classroom Environment
Classroom learning environments are supportive, culturally responsive, and focused on building up. Provide opportunities for students to help design the norms and culture for their digital learning environment.Use breakout rooms, Jamboards, Whiteboards, and/or collaborative digital spaces for students to share their ideas.
- Take time to celebrate and recognize character achievements in addition to the academic ones.
- Model descriptive language to clearly define the “why” of the recognition.
- Use digital praise cards, creative kindness GIF’s, and/or record audio or video recognition and add as a link.
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While there are many ways to incorporate Social and Emotional Learning into the classroom environment, it is imperative that SEL learning remains front-of-mind and purposeful. Students and educators alike need to feel connected, valued, and recognized. It is not an all or nothing approach — these are lifelong learning strategies. Finding those small but meaningful opportunities can make a lasting impact in the classroom and beyond.