For Educators

Social and emotional learning success depends on efforts of the entire school community — administrators, teachers, counselors, specialists and support staff, and administrators. Here are a few of our favorite resources for educators.

Additional Resources

SC Department of Education  SEL Resource Webiste

The South Carolina Department of Education is focused on promoting social and emotional learning to enhance the building of positive school climates and the healthy development of young people.

Research & White Papers

West Ed: Self-Care Strategies for Educators During the Coronavirus Crisis: Supporting Personal Social and Emotional Well-Being
ASCD: 5 Strategies for Teacher Self-Care
National Alliance on Mental Illness: COVID-19 Resource and Information Guide
American Psychological Association: Building Your Resilience
EdSurge: Teachers Are Anxious and Overwhelmed. They Need SEL Now More Than Ever
University of Michigan: Trails to Wellness
AIR: Educator Resilience and Trauma-Informed Self-Care: Self-Assessment and Planning Tool
Circle Forward, via Greater Good Science Center: Self-Care Circle



“Social emotional learning is a vital component in the education of all students and is especially important for those who have disabilities or may have difficulties in social settings. Using a whole-child approach to students’ learning creates a strong foundation which will help students to engage more fully in learning, help them reflect on how their actions impact themselves and others around them, and adapt to new challenges and situations. Providing social-emotional learning opportunities benefits all students, and therefore, our families and communities as a whole.” -Amy Holbert, Executive Director Family Connection of S.C.