The wide range of resources presented in this framework document will be useful to educational leaders promoting the goal of supporting student and staff self-awareness and self-management. It contains a range of SEL-related strategies and processes for helping groups discuss personal and group strengths, biases, social awareness, and relationship-building skills.
Using these resources, educators can extend and refine their skills in fostering cross-cultural relationships and promote responsible collaborative decision-making. As part of this toolkit, users will find suggestions for engaging stakeholders in courageous conversations about racism and other forms of inequitable treatment.
A central premise of this resource is that SEL has the potential to cultivate knowledge, beliefs, practices, and relationships that can help stakeholders to examine and interrupt inequitable policies and practices; create inclusive, student-centered school environments; nurture the interests, talents, and contributions of individuals from diverse backgrounds; and create fertile learning environments to improve the developmental outcomes of all students.