Social emotional learning: teacher hope and engagement




Roulston, Raymonde

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This project is written from a school administrator’s perspective and is intended to be a guideline for Instructional Leaders to build capacity among staff members to address the current Social Emotional Learning (SEL) challenges of youth in schools. Although the project is aimed at increasing teacher hope and engagement, the benefits for overall school improvement and student achievement are probed. The project answers three essential questions: (1) What is SEL? (2) Why should a school invest in SEL? (3) What is the role of the Instructional Leader in leading an SEL initiative within a school? The project confirms that the Instructional Leader has a significant role in school improvement. The most meaningful finding is that school improvement is achieved when there are positive relationships within the building and SEL provides an opportunity to strengthen those relationships.



Social Emotional Learning, Teacher, Engagement