SEL Planning Tools

These tools are used in the Promoting Effective SEL in Massachusetts Community events.

SEL4MA Promoting Effective SEL slide image

Promoting Effective SEL in Your Community slides

Promoting Effective SEL workbook

Attendee List – 1/17/2017


Ice Breaker Activity: Human Bingo

What Is Effective SEL?

Exploring Characteristics of Effective SEL

Exploring Modes of Effective SEL

Assets and Needs Assessment – Questions for Reflection

Assessing the Current Reality

Goals-Objectives Worksheet

Stakeholder Participation

Stakeholder Engagement Planning

Concerns-Based Adoption Model – Stages

Concerns-Based Adoption Model – Strategies

Impact Matrix


Massachusetts Aggression Reduction Center

Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning (CASEL)

How to Implement Social and Emotional Learning at Your School, Edutopia

The Trump Effect: The Impact of the Presidential Campaign on Our Nation’s Schools, Southern Poverty Law Center

Teaching the Whole Teen: Everyday Practices That Promote Success and Resilience in School and Life, Rachel Poliner, Jeffrey Benson

Energizing Brain Breaks, David U. Sladkey

Attachment-Based Teaching: Creating a Tribal Classroom (The Norton Series on the Social Neuroscience of Education), Louis Cozolino

Emotions, Learning, and the Brain: Exploring the Educational Implications of Affective Neuroscience (The Norton Series on the Social Neuroscience of Education),В Mary Helen Immordino-Yang

Brain Rules: 12 Principles for Surviving and Thriving at Work, Home, and School,В John Medina

The Brain-Targeted Teaching Model for 21st-Century Schools,В Mariale M. Hardiman

To Help Students Learn, Engage the Emotions, Jessica Lahey, New York Times Well Blog

Teaching with the Brain in Mind,В Eric Jensen

Getting to Yes: Negotiating Agreement Without Giving In, Roger Fisher and William L. Ury

Implementing Change: Patterns, Principles, and Potholes,  Gene E. Hall, Shirley M. Hord

Taking Charge of ChangeShirley M. Hord, William L. Rutherford,  Leslie Huling-Austin, Gene E. Hall

Student Voice: The Instrument of Change, Russell J. Quaglia, Michael J. Corso

Switch: How to Change Things When Change Is Hard, Chip Heath, Dan Heath

Educational Leadership issue on Emotionally Healthy Kids, October 2015

Adolescents at School: Perspectives on Youth, Identity, and Education, Michael Sadowski

Belonging and Becoming: The Power of Social and Emotional Learning in High Schools,  Barbara Cervone, Kathleen Cushman

Fostering Resilience: Expecting All Students to Use Their Minds and Hearts Well, Martin L. Krovetz

Resiliency: What We Have Learned, Bonnie Benard