Social Emotional Learning with Academic Development
Mindfulness has been scientifically proven to be one of the most effective ways to optimize learning through the deep development of cognition and metacognition.
The mission of SEAD Link is simple:
Connect the world’s educators to make them more mindful and socially and emotionally competent and confident.
The official Mindful SEAD online community. SEAD Link offers a supportive opportunity for every member in the education space to become more mindful and socially and emotionally competent in their personal and professional lives, and engage with like-minded peers to collaborate and discover new strategies and practices so that members feel supported and encouraged to become SEAD Leaders in their communities.
Mindful SEAD Session 1- Well Being
Assess Social and Emotional Development with these three downloadable documents that offer guidelines on how to improve and assess students' social and emotional development. Need help with assessment? --- Give us a call.
CASEL District Resource Center This resource offers guidance and more than 500 tools and artifacts to implement social and emotional learning districtwide. All are based on and drawn from the actual experience of the 10 districts in CASEL’s Collaborating Districts Initiative.
CASEL Guide: Effective Social and Emotional Learning Programs (middle and high school edition)This guide provides a systematic framework for evaluating the quality of SEL programs for middle and high schools. It uses this framework to identify and rate well-designed, evidence-based SEL programs with potential for broad dissemination to schools across the United States.
YOUTH Positive is a 6-12 SEL curriculum and a Teacher's Guide with resources that offers tips, techniques, and practices that guide students through the journey of self-discovery and self-development. Authored by our own Molly Dahl, Positive Teaching Specialist.
CASEL Guide: Effective Social and Emotional Learning Programs (preschool and elementary school edition)This guide provides a systematic framework for evaluating the quality of SEL programs for preschool and elementary schools. It uses this framework to rate and identify well-designed, evidence-based SEL programs with potential for broad dissemination to schools across the United States.
Quick Guide on Making School Climate Improvements This Quick Guide provides district and school leaders, teachers, school staff and other members of the school community with the basics on how to initiate, implement and sustain school climate improvements.
Social and Emotional Learning Coaching Toolkit This toolkit is for instructional coaches, administrators and district leaders who support teachers and other instructional staff in integrating SEL into their daily instructional practices.
Social and Emotional Research Review Numerous research reports show that social and emotional learning (SEL) can have a positive impact on students' academic performance. Edutopia's SEL research review explores those reports and helps make sense of the results
Professors and Researchers:
- Dr. Mary Helen Immordino Yang
- Dr. Daniel Siegel: https://www.drdansiegel.com/
- Dr Daniel Goleman: http://www.danielgoleman.info/
Just good stuff:
- Richard Davidson: the neuroscience of happiness
- Dr. Richard Davidson on Teachers and Mindfulness
- Your Brain on Multitasking