Recommendation 1: Teach SEL skills explicitly.
Recommendation 2: Integrate and model SEL skills through everyday teaching.
Recommendation 3: Plan carefully for adopting a SEL program.
Recommendation 4: Use a SAFE curriculum: Sequential, Active, Focused and Explicit.
Recommendation 5: Reinforce SEL skills through whole-school ethos and activities
Recommendation 6: Plan, Support and monitor SEL implementation.
Evidence for Learning has produced another Guidance Report Putting Evidence to Work: A School’s Guide to Implementation which can be used as a guide as you plan to implement changes in your school relating to improving social and emotional learning.
Implementation can be described as a series of stages relating to thinking about, preparing for, delivering, and sustaining change. The section Acting on the evidence, suggests a range of strategies that you might find helpful in planning, structuring and delivering a whole‑school approach to SEL.
E4L thanks the Australian researchers and practitioners who provided input to and feedback on drafts of this Guidance Report. We particularly acknowledge the insights of Professor Helen Cahill (University of Melbourne).
E4L acknowledges Catholic Education Melbourne’s (CEM) support in developing this Guidance Report and thanks staff from schools in the Archdiocese of Melbourne for providing insights into their practise.
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