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.

“SEL is an opportunity for us to prioritize the humanity of our teachers and their students. It allows us to see beyond data into the hearts of young people and the adults leading them.” -Todd School, Chief Happiness Officer at Todd Scholl Consulting

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.

"Teaching children social emotional skills is important because it helps students learn how to understand and become aware of their own thoughts and emotions as well as how to feel and show empathy towards others. By developing these skills, students maintain positive relationships with others and make responsible decisions which will benefit them both in and outside the classroom." – Leigh Eubanks, President Palmetto State School Counselor Association

Educator Self-Care

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.