Avoid Common Pitfalls of SEL Implementation
This article covers the most common mistakes made by schools when implementing SEL curriculum.
"The most common problem when implementing SEL programs is a lack of teacher and administrator support for the program (Durlak, et al., 2011). Most teachers are concerned about their students doing well academically, and if teachers do not see the benefits of SEL programs for academic achievement, they are more likely to implement SEL lessons poorly or haphazardly, which results in the curriculum having less impact."
1. Provide adequate professional development
2. Engage the community in collectively defining SEL standards
3. Monitor progress