Digital Promise Signature Workspace

Rachael's SEL Strategies for a Remote Classroom

Check out this workspace and view a padlet to learn more about how LVP Practitioner Advisory Board member, Rachael Wilcox, implements strategies to support social and emotional learning with her students while teaching remotely.

My factors

Literacy PK-3

Emotions are complex psychological states stemming from a person's experiences.

Literacy PK-3

Self-regulation skills help students concentrate on learning, including reading and writing.

Literacy PK-3

The trauma that comes from experiencing adversity in childhood releases stress hormones that can lead to changes in the body and brain.

Literacy PK-3

Safety is being and feeling physically and psychologically secure at home, at school, and within our neighborhood and larger community.

Literacy PK-3

Sleep is the suspension of consciousness when the body and brain rest.

Literacy PK-3

Working Memory allows a person to temporarily hold and manipulate information to apply in other processes.

Strategies to support sel in class and at home

Goal Setting & Monitoring

Literacy PK-3

Setting overall goals, as well as smaller goals as steps to reaching them, encourages consistent, achievable progress and helps students feel confident in their skills and abilities.

Rich Library: SEL Topics

Literacy PK-3

Books with SEL topics, such as developing friendships and identifying emotions, help teach these skills.

Foster Growth Mindset

Literacy PK-3

Teachers can help students understand that learning involves effort, mistakes, and reflection by teaching them about their malleable brain and modeling their own learning process.

Positive Self-talk

Literacy PK-3

When students reframe negative thoughts and tell themselves kind self-statements, they practice positive self-talk.

Imagining

Literacy PK-3

Imagining allows students to step back from a problem or task and think about it from multiple angles.

Free Choice

Literacy PK-3

Free choice supports learner interests and allows more complex social interactions to develop.

Discussing Emotions

Literacy PK-3

Teaching students how to label, identify, and manage emotions helps them learn self-regulation skills.

Building Trusting Relationships

Literacy PK-3

Building positive and trusting relationships with learners allows them to feel safe; a sense of belonging; and that their academic, cognitive, and social and emotional needs are supported.

Encourage Student Self-advocacy

Literacy PK-3

Overtly encouraging all students to seek support and ask questions creates a safe space for risk-taking and skill development.

strategies to support engagement at home

Brief Instruction Steps

Literacy PK-3

Content that is provided in clear, short chunks can support students' Working Memory.

Multimodal Instruction

Literacy PK-3

Instruction in multiple formats allows students to activate different cognitive skills to understand and remember the steps they are to take in their reading work.

Family Engagement

Literacy PK-3

Students are more likely to come to school when families feel like a valued part of the community.

Student Choice

Literacy PK-3

Providing students a voice in their learning is critical for making learning meaningful.

Non-intensive HLE Intervention Program

Literacy PK-3

A parent evening meeting about how to support literacy at home with one follow-up meeting with each family has shown strong results for students' reading development.

Uncluttered Environment

Literacy PK-3

Spaces that are structured, organized, and clean provide increased room for collaboration and active learning.