Topic 2-1 Evidence based interventions and policies

You can design an intervention by using an evidence based framework that has been shown effective and can be very helpful in the design of behavioural, social and emotional interventions

The Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning (CASEL) Framework for designing interventions on developing emotional and social learning (SEL).

CASEL Framework: aims to develop 5 social and emotional competences of students’:

Benefits of implementing the CASEL Framework

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    Increase in overall grades
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    Higher attendance rates

Social, emotional and behavioural benefits:

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    Better coping with emotional stress, development of problem solving skills, positive self-image, better social behaviour
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    Avoiding peer pressure to engage in harmful activities, decreased conduct problems and substance abuse
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    Social awareness
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    Relationship skills
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    Responsible decision-making
Casel, 2017

The CASEL organisation has developed a guide with 3 practical exercises to help you practice social and emotional learning in classrooms, schools, and other educational settings

The 3 SEL Practices:

Or routines, or  rituals, to build a sense of community. E.g.:

  • Morning circles
  • Smile warmly and greet each person
  • Whole-group greeting activities

Interactive & reflective experiences. E.g.:

  • Think, Ink, Pair, Share (silent time to reflect; time to write; partner discussions; close with a group share out)
  • Mindful Minute Brain Break (a calming activity, promoting focus and readiness to learn)

Reflective of the learning- shows support and a sense of accomplishment E.g.:

  • Something I learned today…
  • Something I’ll do as a result of this session is…
  • Something I still question…