SEL Day for 2024 is scheduled for March 8, 2024. This year’s theme is “Today’s Students, Tomorrow’s Leaders.” SEL Day is a global, grassroots campaign for social-emotional learning to support children’s academic recovery, mental health, and well-being. Since its inception in 2020, #SELday has reached over 40 million views.
In 2023, over 4,000 SEL champions representing all 50 U.S. states and 87 countries made 11,000 commitments to showcase promote, advocate, and support SEL. Advocacy efforts have resulted in SEL Day proclamations in fifteen states, a letter of support from the White House, and a bipartisan resolution for SEL Week introduced in the Senate. New Jersey has been a leader in every aspect of SEL Day. We want to continue that excellence in 2024 and with your participation, we can reach ALL of our New Jersey school children!
For additional information, access to SEL Day Tool Kits, and to sign up to participate in this international event, please join SEL4NJ . When you join SEL4NJ, you will automatically receive a weekly newsletter about SEL Day and access to other SEL Day and SEL-related information you will find useful in your classrooms and schools. And, you will get access to what other educators are doing around the United States and around the world. No more reinventing the wheel!!!
We encourage you to share whatever you are doing related to SEL and character development (SECD)—and in particular, sharing artifacts like lesson plans, pictures of activities, examples of student products, etc., at info@SEL4NJ.org. You also can share what you are doing via social media. Send in and share as much as you can, as often as you can. You might earn badges and become a NJ, national, or international champion of SECD! We plan to showcase selected artifacts and best practices on our website so that others can benefit as well.
To see what other schools have done to celebrate SEL Day in past years, please see these articles in prior NJEA Reviews:
We will hold a meeting to help teachers and schools plan their involvement in SEL Day on February 22 from 1:30-2:30 pm: Click here to register for the meeting!
Finally, when you sign up for SEL Day, you will receive information about SECD-related workshops that will be put on by SEL4NJ for the four days leading up to SEL Day, and information about the all-day SEL Day Summit being put on by SEL4US and all of its national partners. Don’t miss it!! (But if you do miss it and you are signed up, you can get access to the recordings…)
Please reach out to info@SEL4NJ.org if you have any questions at all about SEL Day