Transformative social emotional learning is a process whereby young people, and adults build strong, respectful, and lasting, relationships that facilitate co-learning to critically examine root causes of inequity, and to develop collaborative solutions that lead to personal, communal and societal well-being. Through this process youth and adults learn essential life skills and competencies that promote a positive identity, a well-managed self, healthy relationships and agency to successfully navigate their future. At BPS, we believe that strengthening adult and youth social and emotional skills and competencies enhance our abilities to connect and relate to others across race, class, culture, language, gender identity, sexual orientation, and learning needs
TRANSFORMATIVE SEL ONLINE ACTION GUIDE
The Transformative SEL Action Guideis an online tool that provided SEL strategies that educators and school leaders can use to deepen Transformative SEL through remote and in-person instruction. View resource here.
BPS SEL COMPETENCIES
View the BPS SEL Competencies here
BPS 3 SIGNATURE SEL PRACTICES
Practices for an engaging and safe classroom - resource here!
Creating conditions for adult learning - resource here!
CREATING WELCOMING ONLINE COMMUNITIES
As a response to COVID-19 in Boston, educators have been providing online access to learning. Now more than ever, creating a welcoming environment that fosters student-teacher relationships is critical to engaging students in learning. As part of that student-teacher building relationship, practicing routines and rituals within our learning communities in person or online is beneficial for both adults and students.
All educators can facilitate and model Social Emotional Learning (SEL) practices by creating routines and rituals where students are empowered to practice and build SEL competencies: self-awareness, social-awareness, self management, relationship skills and decision making. View the resource here.