EQUITY & SOCIAL EMOTIONAL LEARNING

The CASEL Toolkit

Guidance and support for building a district-wide SEL movement

Strategies for School System Leaders

Case studies that capture key learning from systemic and whole-school reform efforts

AASA Social Emotional Learning Initiative Collection

Cohorts underway, site visit series, toolkit, networking and more

SELECTED INSIGHTS FROM THE FIELD

Remote Attention to Social-Emotional Needs

A superintendent’s use of social media to cultivate perseverance, teamwork and empathy.

Conversing About Race and Equity  

Infographics on how prepared superintendents feel in leading public conversations

Civic Education in the Elementary Years      

A school district’s curriculum for teaching community values, while affirming cultural diversity, for contributing in a democratic society

No, I Am Not Color Blind

The dangerous confusion wrought by our failure to confront questions of race and bias

A Sense of Urgency

A superintendent’s intent to be responsive to stressed students who are feeling a need to “do it all”

Social Justice for All

Speaking up and shouting out in pursuit of the goals espoused by Martin Luther King Jr.

The Reality of Unconscious Racial Bias

The admittedly uncomfortable and sometimes tense task of navigating behavioral and attitudinal change in schools

Promoting Culturally Responsive Leadership Practices

Speaking up and shouting out in pursuit of the goals espoused by Martin Luther King Jr.

Harvesting the Garden of an Equity Audit

A district-university team in Syracuse, N.Y., sparks changes in student access to advanced classes, athletics, drama and music extracurriculars following a systemwide examination of practices.

The Will and Skill of a Board Becoming Culturally Responsive      

Intentionally building a culturally responsive school board that’s committed to addressing issues of equity, diversity and inclusion

Safe Havens for LGBTQ Students

The superintendent of Toronto schools on moving beyond flag waving to generate substantive resources, access and personal support

Equity Is Not a Cliché     

Where’s the vital lesson after racial slurs are tossed at her students on the playing field?

Be the Champion! When It Comes to Special Education  

What every superintendent can do to prompt better learning by students with disabilities

Board Leadership on Inclusive Practices, Equity and Access for All 

With the need to realign human and financial resources and deploy integrated supports, buy-in by the district’s governance body is a vital first measure.