Integration of SEL through Data, Systems, Practices and Implementation Science
For sustainable integration, we know that we need data, systems and practices. Currently, there are many practices for social emotional learning. My district uses Second Step Practices with our K-6 Students. We also collect data through Panorama. What we struggle with is the system or framework to integrate in these practices. Our most successful schools in the district use the PBIS framework to integrate the SEL systems and practices. Often without this framework our SEL remains as a standalone practice and is often not sustainable over time. In education, we see the birth and death cycle of many practices and it breeds frustration. Please consider implementation science and systems work when determining how California will integrate SEL into our schools for longevity. Thank you for taking the time to read this.