Phase Two Onboarding Underway

The director and staff and Benoist Farms Elementary Afterschool Program, a Phase 2 PSELI site, participated in micro professional development and coaching check-in with the SEL specialist where they learned basic strategies to launch their implementation of adult SEL practice and in setting the foundation for delivering a regular afternoon meeting. Practitioners practiced the power pause,…

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PSELI Community of Practice for Phase I Sites

On October 21, 2020, PSELI had its first Community of Practice for Phase I principals, OST directors, SEL leads and champions. The focus of this session was around continuous SEL improvement. Sites had time to analyze their recent RAND Year 3 Reports. Also, participants met in roll-alike groups to share what is going well and…

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A Successful Family Education and Engagement Train-the-Trainer Session

On Wednesday, October 14, 2020, school day and OST representatives from Phase 1 and Phase 2 sites attended the two hour Family Education and Engagement Train-the-Trainer session.  The focus on three of the seven Family Engagement Modules: Introduction to SEL, Managing Stress and Family Emotional Safety.  We are looking forward to seeing the families from all of…

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Register to Learn Early Findings and Lessons from the Partnerships for Social and Emotional Learning Initiative

Webinar: Early Findings and Lessons from the Partnerships for Social and Emotional Learning InitiativeMonday, October 26, 2020 at 1:30 p.m.CLICK HERE to register. In this webinar, hear about early implementation findings from the Partnerships for Social and Emotional Learning Initiative (PSELI), funded by The Wallace Foundation. This study offers important insights from the first two years…

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Second Step Pacing Guide Aligned to District SEL Guide

As teachers virtually returned to school for pre-school prep and training, School day staff from the PSELI Phase II Schools participated in professional development (PD) given by the PSELI coaches. All six Phase II schools broadened their knowledge and increased their skills for Building Adult SEL and Strengthening Climate.  The schools that opted to take…

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SEL Morning Meeting Lessons on Blender

The SEL Team has rewritten the SEL Morning Meeting lessons to support teachers with starting the school year in a distance learning setting. The lessons for week one are highly supportive by providing suggested language to introduce the different components of Morning Meeting, as well as, establish routines with students in a distance learning setting. Weeks…

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Kicking Off the 2020-2021 School Year with SEL

During the Week of July 27, 2020, school day staff from the PSELI schools participated in “Year 4 Summer Professional Development Series.” More than 300 teachers and instructional staff deepened their learning in best practices for classroom/campus climate and culture, explicit SEL curriculum, and integration and implementation of SEL in the classroom. More than 40 non-instructional staff from…

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Online Adult SEL Series Shares Practices to Respond vs. React

Written by Knellee Bisram At the culmination of the second cohort of the virtual Adult SEL series, participants share their plans to live more mindfully, take better care of themselves and to be more empathetic and compassionate to others. All shared how much the tools and practices they learned have been impactful in facing the…

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Crosspointe Elementary: Connecting to Families Through School Day and Out-of-School Time Leads to Youth Benefits

Written by: Pam Newsome and Stefania Giannella Building relationships between school-day and out-of-school time (OST) staff benefits not only school climate and culture, but also youth. When that relationship-building is paired with family engagement, the possibility of success dramatically increases. Crosspointe Elementary Principal Dr. Ann Marie Dilbert, Parent Liaison Courtney Roper, and OST Director Abeer…

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Adult SEL Continues Virtually

by Knellee Bisram, SEL Specialist, Prime Time Palm Beach County Over the last couple weeks, in the second cohort of our virtual Adult SEL series, participants share their experiences in applying evidence-based mindfulness and positive psychology tools they learn to cultivate a habit of self-awareness, self-regulation, and self-care. Participants also receive coaching on how to…

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