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TIPS FOR ADMINISTRATORS:

Supports for Institutionalization of Social Decision Making and Social-Emotional Learning (SEL).

  • Link SEL Programming with Primary and Priority Functions of the Organization
    • Infusing SEL skills into the Board-approved curriculum
    • Linking with National and State Standards and Standardized Testing
    • Linking SEL to existing mandates for annual goal-setting
  • Establish New Roles for SEL Leadership and Management
  • Attend to the Needs of Adult Learners
  • Plan structured practice opportunities infused within academic content areas and classroom policy/procedures.
  • Plan Extensions of SEL Within and Beyond the School Walls
    • Community service projects
    • Involve parents
    • Train other adults in the community
  • Share Innovations and Effective Practices

From "Institutionalizing SEL programming: Lessons and illustrations from the field," Linda Bruene Butler, Jeffrey S. Kress, & John Clabby New York State ASD Newsletter (1999)

TIPS FOR CLASSROOM IMPLEMENTORS:

TEN MAJOR TECHNIQUES FOR FOSTERING THOUGHTFUL DECISION MAKING

  • Tell/Suggest/Ask
  • Two-Question Rule
  • Modeling One's Own Thinking
  • Accept and Acknowledge What You Hear
  • Praising and Reinforcing Problem Solving
  • Paraphrasing
  • Creating and Using Prompts and Cues
  • Facilitative Questioning
  • Using Hypothetical
  • Moving from Hypothetical to Real Life

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