Infusing SEL Into Everything
SEL must be infused into all aspects of an integrated learning experience. This includes all academic areas, consideration of asset-based behavioral and attendance interventions and supports, and health concerns. SEL involves developmentally intentional and supportive education of THIS whole child, not just some generic THE whole child. It includes a strengthening of educators’ radar to detect the challenges children and educators face to achieve this goal. AT the same time, all of this must occur within an explicit, often repeated value, that we are valuable, diverse members functioning within a community. We have responsibilities to support the community and to be aware of our impacts on the community, as well as a right to expect the community to support our success role within it.