Principals' Guide: Creating an Effective SEL Program that Boosts Achievement

Support is often provided for teachers and counselors as they implement social and emotional learning (SEL), but school leadership is often forgotten. When introducing an SEL program, it can be difficult to know where to begin, how to support your staff, and the best ways to encourage participation.

This playbook examines common challenges principals face when launching and sustaining effective SEL programs. Included are tips from a principal who has already begun an SEL program at her school, SEL best practices, and a focus on how SEL assessments can strengthen your implementation.