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
Social, emotional and behavioural benefits:
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.:
Interactive & reflective experiences. E.g.:
Reflective of the learning- shows support and a sense of accomplishment E.g.:
Evidence based policies
It is important to check the national policies of your country on how to develop an intervention or what is considered acceptable content for an intervention at a school or educational setting.
You can also develop certain policies relevant to your educational setting to show your commitment to the mental health of your students.
A school’s (or any educational setting) mental health policy is a document that explains the values, principles and the strategies the school will implement to support its students on mental health issues and promote student wellbeing.
If you want to develop your MENTAL HEALTH AND WELLBING POLICY, consider the below:
Consult pupils, parents or carers in creating this policy
Make the policies clear and be transparent with how you develop them
Schedule a yearly meeting to review or update your policies
Display your mental health and wellbeing policies in your school e.g. reception area, common rooms or website
Consider the answers to the below questions: