SEL Basics

School Climate and SEL Measurement Using the Free NJ SCI Survey and Platform

Presenters: Alicia Raia-Hawrylak and Patrica Wright Source:  SEL4NJ SEL Week School Showcase Webinar Series, March 7, 2024 Description: This presentation will focus on the role of school leaders, and particularly school safety/school climate teams, in using data to improve school climate, assess SEL needs and strengths, and inform SEL delivery and implementation. Learn how the innovative, no-cost […]

What Does Social Emotional Learning Look Like in Elementary Schools?

Presenters: Grace Rivetti and Andrea Sadow, School Counselors Source:  SEL4NJ SEL Week School Showcase Webinar Series, March 7, 2024 Description: Elementary School Counselors wear many hats. Our role in the social emotional learning of students takes place both inside and outside of the classroom. This session will include descriptions of the counseling programs in two school […]

Learn How to Obtain a Certificate in SEL Leadership through the SEL Academy

Presenters:  Patricia Heindel and William Trusheim, Academy for SEL in Schools Source: SEL4NJ SEL Week School Showcase Webinar Series, March 7. 2024 Description: The SEL Academy for Leadership, housed at Saint Elizabeth University in Morristown NJ is an online certificate program designed to prepare school leaders to coordinate SEL implementation efforts at the building and/or district […]

Embedding SEL into Arts Education

Presenters: Scott Edgar, Yorel Lashley, Wendy Liscow, and Kira Rizzuto, ArtsEdSEL/ArtsEdNJ Source:  SEL4NJ SEL Week School Showcase Webinar Series, March 6, 2024 Description:  Artistic SEL intentionally embeds life skill development into artistic processes and practices in service of student empowerment to enrich both artistic fluency and human development. We will introduce the Center for Arts […]

How SEL Builds a Future-Ready Workplace

Presenter:  Christy Biedron, Junior Achievement of New Jersey Source: SEL4NJ SEL Week School Showcase Webinar Series, March 6, 2024 Description:  According to the 2023 Future of Jobs Report, employers estimate that 44% of workers’ skills will be disrupted in the next five years. This session will discuss the key skills employers need as technology advances, […]

School Wide Behavioral Expectations: Clear, Consistent, and Impactful

Presenter: Erica Brentan, School Culture and Climate Initiative Consultant Source:  SEL4NJ SEL Week School Showcase Webinar Series, March 5, 2024 Description:  Even the most well-intentioned schools can have too many behavioral goals for students. With Character Education programs, district goals, SEL competencies, classroom, and school rules all in place, these efforts can sometimes work against […]

Creating Schools of Character and Social Emotional Competence

Presenters:  William Trusheim, Laurie Coletti, and Mary Reinhold, NJASECD Source:  SEL4NJ SEL Week School Showcase Webinar Series, March 5, 2024 Description: The presenters will share ideas and best practices that can benefit a school through an intentional school improvement process to create schools of character and social-emotional competence.  The presenters will discuss the intersection of […]

Unpacking SEL Webinar

On December 8, 2021, SEL4NJ sponsored a webinar called “Unpacking SEL”  The purpose of this webinar was to share insights about Social-Emotional Learning (SEL). Discussions include state and national updates and information about SEL4NJ’s series of data briefs about how SEL supports student learning and well-being. For more information and to see the data briefs, […]

Social and Emotional Learning on the Walls

Summary: This article recounts some experiences from school visitations where social-emotional learning is clearly valued by staff, students, and community. These schools have been intentional in their approach and this is evident when walking around the school and seeing displays which promote SEL skills and character strengths. Source: Maurice Elias, Edutopia, January 3, 2024 Description: “I [Elias]was reminded […]

K-12 Integration Smart Brief

Summary: The attached Smart Brief shows how schools can integrate SEL into the K-12 Curriculum. Several examples of how this can be done are shared in the article. This work can be applied from pre-school to middle and high school settings. Techniques range from social decision-making as early as pre-school, to the development of classroom rules […]