SEL4MA SEL Day Proclamation 2022

To promote student well-being and academic engagement during the twin pandemics of COVID-19 and systemic racism by prioritizing social emotional learning (SEL). WHEREAS students are facing increased anxiety as a result of: shifting social distancing requirements and social isolation; fear of illness for themselves, peers, family and friends; inequitable impacts of the pandemic that highlight […]

Reflecting on SEL4MA’s Accomplishments

Since its inception in 2011, the Social Emotional Learning Alliance for Massachusetts (SEL4MA) has pursued its mission of bringing social and emotional learning (SEL) awareness and advocacy to Massachusetts and across the nation with stunning success. 

This Month in SEL [March, 2019]

This month in SEL: the Aspen Institute releases a new “School Action Guide” for principals, MDR publishes a new report about the growth of SEL programs in schools, the Committee for Children launches its out-of-school time SEL program, and more!

Transition H.O.P.E.: Boston Public Schools’ Efforts to Assist System-Involved Youth

(Originally appeared in the Boston Bar Journal on October 4, 2018. Reprinted with permission from Boston Bar Association.) by Janelle Ridley Janelle Ridley works for the Boston Public Schools (BPS) as the Coordinator for System-Involved Youth. She is an expert in identifying and implementing services to aid youth in transitioning from detention back to BPS, and […]

Two Hundred Heads Are Better Than One: SEL Planning for Our District

By Lindsey Neves, North Attleborough Public Schools Anyone who has been in the field of education knows this: We can’t do it alone. Whether it be planning units, managing a cafeteria full of third-graders, or adopting a new framework for report cards district-wide, it’s as the saying goes: “Two heads (or two hundred heads) are […]