Educator Social-Emotional Reflection & Training

A professional development program to support the social-emotional knowledge, skill set, and well-being of educators.


Supporting educators to strengthen their own social-emotional competence is a key component to effective social-emotional learning (SEL) for students (CASEL, 2019).

From the authors of the award-winning DESSA Comprehensive SEL System, the Educator Social-Emotional Reflection and Training (EdSERT) program provides a comprehensive set of resources developed for K-12 teachers and out-of-school time program staff designed to:

  • Increase SEL knowledge and practices to prepare educators to effectively teach social-emotional skills
  • Enhance ability to model social-emotional skills for students
  • Develop practices to manage stress, the demands of teaching, and the needs of students

Professional Development

Learn why social-emotional competence is important for all members of school and OST communities.

Self-Reflective Assessments

The Educator Guides provide personal self-assessments that educators can use to understand their own SEL.

EdSERT Booklets


Implement self-directed practices designed to enhance competencies and ability to demonstrate them in the workplace.

Personal Development Plan

Choose a focus area and set your intentions for enhancing that teaching practice.

Promote 8 CASEL-Aligned Social-Emotional Competencies

EdSERT can be used as a standalone educator-focused program or as a complement to an existing SEL curriculum for students. For schools and programs using the DESSA Comprehensive SEL System, EdSERT will provide a consistent approach focusing on promoting the same 8 competencies for students and educators.




Social Awareness

Relationship Skills


Goal-Directed Behavior

Personal Responsibility

Decision Making

Optimistic Thinking

"The Educator Social-Emotional Reflection and Training (EdSERT) program provides a common knowledge for the leaders and teachers in our school district. Together, we are building our competence through a time of learning, self-reflection, and application."

- Jennifer Gardner, MTSS District Coordinator, Greene County Schools (NC)

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