With so much at stake in our young people’s future, communities across the globe are coming together to support students’ social and emotional learning (SEL). While educators and families may use different terms to describe the work, we must align on the essential ingredients for young people’s learning, development, and lifelong success.
That is why, earlier this month, we joined thousands of SEL champions—like you—and participated in the third annual International SEL Day, hosted by SEL4US and The Urban Assembly. We saw overwhelming commitment to an education that fully supports the whole child:
- Over 2,800 #SELday participants representing 63 countries and all 50 U.S. states and DC
- More than 2,300 schools, districts, and organizations represented
- #SELday officially recognized by the White House
- Participants committed to over 8,000 actions to showcase, promote, advocate, and support SEL
As SEL champions, let’s continue to build on that momentum and consider:
How can we build bridges among families, educators, and community members to focus on what's best for children?
To address this question, CASEL joined SEL4US to co-host a webinar about finding common ground around what we want for all our students. Read on to find key takeaways from the conversation about leveraging SEL for future readiness, using language to build connections, and promoting learning across all contexts.