HOW TO BUILD SEL ENGAGEMENT THROUGHOUT YOUR CLASSROOM OR CAMPUS
If you work in education, you know that “having the summer off” really means, having meetings after the kids are gone, then a few weeks off, and then starting to plan for the next school year. Educators use summer to figure out ways to integrate new goals, new pedagogy, or the latest trend in education into the classroom and/or lesson plans.
At Cultures of Dignity we encourage schools to integrate social emotional learning (SEL), with training for educators, into the school day. SEL is a crucial part of helping young people grow into adults that can handle and understand their own emotional landscape. As schools continue to navigate a world with Covid and a generation of students that are recovering from the past few years, the need for SEL is paramount.
A great way to build SEL engagement in your classroom or throughout the school is through interactive bulletin boards. Using a bulletin board demonstrating self care, mindfulness, and daily needs creates an environment for students to feel genuinely seen and supported. Interactive bulletin boards will not only help you lead and guide SEL activities for your students, but also help them strengthen their SEL skills without you feeling pressure to be an SEL expert.
How can you use Bulletin Boards to strengthen SEL in your classroom?