Institute for Social and Emotional Learning

We envision a world where
empathy abounds and all people thrive

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 6000+ educators, from over 600 schools in the United States and abroad.

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 6000+ educators, from over 600 schools in the United States and abroad.

Upcoming Professional Development Events

IFSEL Institutes and Workshops provide opportunities for K-12 educators, administrators and counselors to experience a range of SEL activities, and also to understand the research and rationale that underpin them. 

June 25, 2018

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25

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June 28, 2018

Institutes are our core experience, designed for K-12 Educators with SEL as a professional and personally transformative experience.

 

July 30, 2018

July

 

30

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August 2, 2018

Institutes are our core experience, designed for K-12 Educators with SEL as a professional and personally transformative experience.

 

August 3, 2018

August

 

3

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The SELected Sessions Conference for K-12 Educators brings together nationally and internationally renowned SEL experts and presenters.

 

August 14, 2018

August

 

14

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August 15, 2018

Social and Emotional Learning Institute for K-12 Educators

hosted atCurtis School


This 2-day summer institute will provide teachers the opportunity to explore the research, tools, and practices of Social and Emotional Learning (SEL).

 

October 18, 2018

October

 

18

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This one-day workshop offers practial insights, activities and lessons to bring creative SEL practices in your K-12 classroom, homeroom, or advisory program.

 

November 5, 2018

November

 

5

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November 6, 2018

Strong Space for Relationships

hosted atWoodside Priory School


This two-day workshop for 5-12 Grade Educators takes a deep-dive into how SEL practices can empower Middle and High School Advisory and Homeroom.

 

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Upcoming Professional Development Events

IFSEL Institutes and Workshops provide opportunities for K-12 educators, administrators and counselors to experience a range of SEL activities, and also to understand the research and rationale that underpin them. 

June 25, 2018

June

 

25

 — 

June 28, 2018

Institutes are our core experience, designed for K-12 Educators with SEL as a professional and personally transformative experience.

 

July 30, 2018

July

 

30

 — 

August 2, 2018

Institutes are our core experience, designed for K-12 Educators with SEL as a professional and personally transformative experience.

 

August 3, 2018

August

 

3

 — 

SELected Sessions Conference

hosted atThe Nueva School


The SELected Sessions Conference for K-12 Educators brings together nationally and internationally renowned SEL experts and presenters.

 

August 14, 2018

August

 

14

 — 

August 15, 2018

Social and Emotional Learning Institute for K-12 Educators

hosted atCurtis School


This 2-day summer institute will provide teachers the opportunity to explore the research, tools, and practices of Social and Emotional Learning (SEL).

 

October 18, 2018

October

 

18

 — 

This one-day workshop offers practial insights, activities and lessons to bring creative SEL practices in your K-12 classroom, homeroom, or advisory program.

 

November 5, 2018

November

 

5

 — 

November 6, 2018

Strong Space for Relationships

hosted atWoodside Priory School


This two-day workshop for 5-12 Grade Educators takes a deep-dive into how SEL practices can empower Middle and High School Advisory and Homeroom.

 

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June 18, 2018

June

 

18

 — 

June 21, 2018

Institutes are our core experience, designed for K-12 Educators with SEL as a professional and personally transformative experience.

 

June 25, 2018

June

 

25

 — 

June 28, 2018

Institutes are our core experience, designed for K-12 Educators with SEL as a professional and personally transformative experience.

 

July 30, 2018

July

 

30

 — 

August 2, 2018

Institutes are our core experience, designed for K-12 Educators with SEL as a professional and personally transformative experience.

 

August 3, 2018

August

 

3

 — 

SELected Sessions Conference

hosted atThe Nueva School


The SELected Sessions Conference for K-12 Educators brings together nationally and internationally renowned SEL experts and presenters.

 

August 14, 2018

August

 

14

 — 

August 15, 2018

Social and Emotional Learning Institute for K-12 Educators

hosted atCurtis School


This 2-day summer institute will provide teachers the opportunity to explore the research, tools, and practices of Social and Emotional Learning (SEL).

 

October 18, 2018

October

 

18

 — 

This one-day workshop offers practial insights, activities and lessons to bring creative SEL practices in your K-12 classroom, homeroom, or advisory program.

 

November 5, 2018

November

 

5

 — 

November 6, 2018

Strong Space for Relationships

hosted atWoodside Priory School


This two-day workshop for 5-12 Grade Educators takes a deep-dive into how SEL practices can empower Middle and High School Advisory and Homeroom.

 

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Upcoming IFSEL Professional Development

New SELected Session speaker and schedule posted!

FIND OUT MORE AND REGISTER FOR SELected Sessions

June 18 — 21, 2018: 4-Day Institute hosted by Holton-Arms School, Bethesda, MD

June 25 — 28, 2018: 4-Day Institute hosted by Francis W. Parker School , Chicago, IL

July 30 - August 2, 2018: 4-day Institute hosted by The Nueva School, San Mateo, CA 
August 3rd: 1-day SELected Sessions hosted by The Nueva School, San Mateo, CA

Find out more and register for Institutes

October 15, 2018: One-Day Workshop "Creative SEL Approaches and Practices for K-12 Educators, Counselors and Administrators” hosted by Seattle Country Day School

Find out more and register for One-Day Workshops

The Response We Receive

“IFSEL was by far the most inspiring, empowering, and career-changing professional development I have ever been a part of.”  
--Attendee, Summer Institute 2014

“[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.”  
--Attendee, Summer Institute 2015


Educators who attend our four-day Institutes report that the depth, scope and power of our SEL curriculum are unmatched in school communities.

Why this enthusiastic response?  Educators credit our approach.

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