The following fictional examples show what social-emotional learning could look like in practice.
Teachers work together across grade levels to include social-emotional learning into daily instruction. Activities include:
Students can take home materials that reinforce social-emotional learning with families. Monthly school events highlight specific social-emotional skills, reinforce new learning and introduce ideas for using skills across different contexts.
At the beginning of the school year, school staff work together to create a shared understanding of social-emotional learning. They use this to develop strategies for using social-emotional competencies in academic and extra-curricular activities. School wide events use the language of social-emotional learning and focus on positive relationships and responsible decision-making.
School staff develop learning modules that reinforce social-emotional competencies. English teachers work together to plan literature projects that explore social-emotional learning at each grade-level. School publications, signage and events use the language of social-emotional learning.