CASEL releases SEL Roadmap for Reopening School

As you prepare to welcome students and adults back to school, you face the layered impact of schools closures, the pandemic, racial inequities amplified by nationwide mobilization, and more.

To aid you in this transition, CASEL collaborated with more than 40 partners to illuminate a way forward with social and emotional learning that is centered on relationships and built on the existing strengths of a school community.

Today, we released Reunite, Renew, and Thrive: Social and Emotional Learning Roadmap for Reopening School. While this guidance is written for schools, states and districts play a critical role in ensuring schools have the support and guidance needed to carry out this work.

How to Use the SEL Roadmap

There are four SEL Critical Practices that each offer 3-5 supporting activities. Within each activity, users are guided through Essential Questions, Actions to Prepare & Implement, and Tools to Support the Actions. Each Critical Practice ends with guidance to Sustain the work.

Four SEL Critical Practices

  1. Take time to cultivate and deepen relationships, build partnerships, and plan for SEL.
  2. Design opportunities where adults can connect, heal, and build their capacity to support students.
  3. Create safe, supportive, and equitable learning environments that promote all students’ social and emotional development.
  4. Use data as an opportunity to share power, deepen relationships, and continuously improve support for students, families, and staff.

Access the SEL Roadmap