Date
23 May 2024

​Understand social and emotional learning (SEL)

Suggestion for implementing the strategy ‘Supporting and strengthening peer relationships’

SEL Framework

SEL Framework

Social and emotional learning (SEL) enhances students’ capacity to integrate skills, attitudes, and behaviours so they can deal effectively with daily tasks and challenges.

Integrate SEL into the classroom

Integrate SEL into the classroom

SEL is most effective when it is part of daily classroom life.

Support social and emotional development

Support social and emotional development

Use SAFE approaches to support the social and emotional development of students.
  • Use modelling and coaching to help students recognise how they feel or how someone else might be feeling.
  • Use whole class visual and verbal prompts to support awareness.
  • Teach and practise conflict-resolution and cooperative skills.
  • Develop problem solving skills by analysing events.
  • Take a tuakana-teina approach, to build self-confidence, a sense of belonging, and enhance academic skills.
  • Teach reflective listening.

Source: CASEL (opens in a new tab/window)

Useful resources

Useful resources

Website

What is SEL?

The Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning (CASEL) is the world’s leading organisation advancing the practice of promoting integrated academic, social, and emotional learning (SEL) for all children from preschool to high school. Their website provides information about SEL competencies, whole school approaches for introducing and teaching SEL, and resources.

Publisher: Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional

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Website

Big ideas | Social and emotional learning

A series of videos and student activities to support social and emotional learning for primary school students. Growth mindset, perseverance, empathy, and gratitude are the topics covered. These are part of ClassDojo. They can be accessed without having a ClassDojo account.

Publisher: Class Twist

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Teaching the whole child Instructional practices that support social emotional learning in three teacher evaluation frameworks

Teaching the whole child: Instructional practices that support social-emotional learning in three teacher evaluation frameworks

Read time: 76 min

This research-to-practice publication, developed by the American Institute for Research, supports educators to identify teaching practices that promote student social-emotional learning. It showcases how three professional teaching frameworks embed practices that influence student academic learning and student social and emotional competencies.

Publisher: American Institutes for Research

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Next steps

More suggestions for implementing the strategy “Support and strengthen peer relationships”:

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