School-Wide SEL: Pandemic Edition
Sprinkling the Good Stuff, Everywhere! v.6
Grab and Go: Virtual Staff Meeting Activities
Dealing With Change: Activity for virtual staff meetings to help discharge energy around our collective trauma. Self-reflection affords the opportunity to identify coping styles of self and others so that more compassion, patience and tolerance can emerge.
The Parents Are Not All Right: Activity for virtual staff meetings that addresses the struggles we face trying to parent, work and stay above water during this traumatic event. Reflection and discussion questions allow all staff to process the difficulties. Leaders can give staff permission to grieve; support staff in understanding how student parents may be processing this new reality.
That Discomfort You Are Feeling Is Grief: Activity for virtual staff meetings that helps build resilience. Staff will identify feelings during the pandemic and explore ways to find meaning and balance. Healthy staff=happy students.
Helping to Build the Emotional Resilience of Staff Activity for virtual meetings that helps begin the resilience journey of staff around their own emotional literacy. The SEL self-assessment is the basis for deep reflection about personal strengths and weaknesses. All school-wide SEL efforts begin with the adults.
Grab and Go: Share with Parents
Creative Ways To Engage With Children
Vital Resources for Human Well-Being (Leaders, Teachers, Students and Families)
- Building Connectedness and Belonging for Students While School Buildings are Closed:
use tomorrow” strategies, as well as virtual systems that can help you to maintain and foster meaningful relationships virtually (Panorama Ed)
- CASEL: SEL resources during COVID Pandemic
- Comprehensive COVID Resources for Schools: Curated by educators all over Oakland County for the Teaching and Learning Council.
COVID-19 Social and Emotional Learning Resources Michigan Department of Education
- EDUCATOR’S GUIDE TO SUPPORTING THE SOCIAL AND EMOTIONAL NEEDS OF STUDENTS: Michigan Department of Education and Michigan Department of Health and Human Services April 2020
- Guidance on Culturally Responsive-Sustaining Remote Education guidance /answers to questions/concerns related to high-leverage teaching and learning practices for equity-based remote education. (New York University Metro Center)
- Helping Students Cope: Gathered resources to help staff and parents support their children during the pandemic. National Association of School Psychologists
- Mental and Behavioral Health Resources in Oakland County: Local resources gathered by a variety of Oakland Schools consultants.
- Michigan Model for Health : Digital curriculum, include modules around SEL
- Moving Beyond the Packet: Creating More Culturally Responsive Distance Learning Experiences: Click on link to access webinar
School SEL Resources: Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence is committed to helping all leaders, educators, students, and families in their effort to build and sustain positive emotional climates.
Tools to Address Trauma Here you will find a number of recommendations for trauma screening and assessment tools and trauma-specific interventions (from Michigan Department of Health and Human Services).
Mary Perfitt-Nelson, Teacher and School Psychologist
Mary Perfitt-Nelson, Mental Health Consultant
Certified Coordinator: Schoolwide Information Systems; PBIS Assessments; Early Warning Systems,
Trainer: CHAMPS Classroom Management, Discipline and Organization; Love and Logic (Parent and Educator); International Institute for Restorative Practices (Classroom Circle and Restorative Conferencing); Traumatic Event Crisis Intervention Plans (TECIP); Certified Trauma Practitioner and Trainer for the National Institute for Trauma and Loss in Children (CTP); The RULER Approach to SEL
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