Governor Healey proclaims SEL Day in Massachusetts
Governor Maura Healy has proclaimed Social Emotional Learning Day in Massachusetts and encourages everyone to observe SEL Day! See Proclamation of SELday here
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 […]
Happy and healthy at home
Mitch Lyons comes to us with some SEL skills that parents can employ at home with children.
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.
Q&A: Jennifer Cutler on SEL in Ashland Public Schools
Jennifer Cutler, Director of Counseling & Social Emotional Learning at the Ashland Public School District.
Monomoy’s Bill Burkhead on Building a “Home Away From Home” For Students
The SEL4MA team interviewed Bill Burkhead, Principal of Monomoy Regional High School, and discussed his thoughts on SEL and school climate.
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 […]