Develop a districtwide vision for SEL.
A shared vision statement is an opportunity for your district to articulate why you believe social and emotional learning (SEL) matters. The shared vision statement helps districts develop shared language, understanding, and ownership for prioritizing SEL for all students and serves as an inspirational call to action for district staff and stakeholders.
A strong shared vision statement emphasizes the importance of students’ social and emotional skill development in achieving the district’s overall mission. Developing a vision should be a process in which all stakeholders, including students, contribute. The governing board and district leadership should adopt the vision as a public commitment and as a priority for student learning.
- Oakland Unified Vision and Theory of Change for SEL. This website provides the district’s theory of action, board policy on SEL, graduate profile, and links to other resources.
- Atlanta Public Schools Strategic Plan. This section on the website provides information on how Atlanta Public Schools are using SEL to provide positive behavior support to students.