Institute for Social and Emotional Learning

We envision a world where
empathy abounds and all people thrive

LAUNCHED: Online Courses and Workshops for 2021

This year, we are called to embrace the opportunity of a uniquely different world. IFSEL is adapting to this digital environment by offering Online Courses and Workshops. Both provide creative, renewing, and practical professional development to nurture social and emotional learning for all.
Financial Aid and Group Discounts Available for all Courses and Workshops

The Institute for Social and Emotional Learning empowers educators, young people, and parents to transform their schools into caring, inclusive communities.

Since 2009, IFSEL has designed and led professional development Institutes, Workshops, and Consultations with 7000+ educators, from over 700 schools in the United States and abroad.

Featured Professional Development Events

Catalyzed by SEL

This highly practical, two-session online course will provide 3rd - 12th Grade teachers and administrators with myriad strategies for embedding SEL directly within any learning moment.

November 30, 2021
Two 2.5-Hour Sessions
Grades 3-12

IFSEL’s approach to Check-In offers a simple and profound practice that activates self- and group-awareness and is the foundation for all social and emotional learning.

December 1, 2021
One 2.5-Hour Session
Grades K-12
Foundational SEL Practices for the Younger Grades

This course provides effective lesson sequences and simple, profound practices. Learn a framework of common language to build emotional intelligence, positive communication, and restorative practices.

January 31, 2022
Four 2-Hour Sessions
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The Responses We Receive

“IFSEL was by far the most inspiring, empowering, and career-changing
professional development I have ever been a part of.”  
--Administrator and Summer Institute Participant

 “[IFSEL] completely changed our school culture for the better... We just did a survey with [6th -8th graders], and it was overwhelmingly in favor of more SEL.”  
--Middle School Teacher, Advisor, and Summer Institute Participant

"Thank you for making this something to look forward to. Trainings are always awesome, but when you learn how to grow from a deeper place inside, that is something that is hard to put a value you, and you always want more!!! THANK YOU!!!"
--High School Teacher and Virtual Workshop Participant

"I received so much from the Workshop: new tools and resources, personal affirmation of my pedagogical practices, amazing connections, and social support and grounding. It exceeded all my expectations!"
--High School Teacher and Workshop Participant

"This Workshop was a wonderful experience - the materials, the takeaways, the easily implemented strategies and tools will be invaluable for working with students, faculty, and staff."
--Lower School Teacher and Workshop Participant
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