IFSEL Blog


Amplifying the voice of students, educators and guest writers, IFSEL's blogs seek to challenge, inspire, and renew us all. We are looking for thoughtful and thought-provoking writers to contribute, so if you are interested in sharing your writing, please email now.

Blog Posts

Collective Empathy and Action Now

 

To our Black students, colleagues, and communities - you matter. Your lives matter. We stand with you now and always.

Service and Activism: Resources for Young People

 

Inspire your students to contribute to a meaningful cause or service project this summer. Here's a few resources to help.

“What’s Your Number Today?” A Practical Place to Start SEL in Higher Ed

 

Mary Michaels Estraada recounts the power of Checking In.

A New REALM: IFSEL’s Tips for Distance Learning

 

The IFSEL team's curated ideas that, we hope, address some of the SEL needs of students and educators.

Reflections on IFSEL’s Summer Institute

 

Valentina Rodriguez, MD. School Therapist, frankly discusses her experience at the IFSEL Summer Institute.

Building Advisory Buy-In

 

Six strategies to fuel relationships and empathy in Middle and High School Advisory/Homeroom

Student Conference with Miami Country Day School

 

Paule Ebrahimi shares Miami Country Day School's powerful experience with IFSEL.

Looking Within

 

Morgan Ome reflects on the impact SEL had and has on her life and work.

Leading for a whole-community approach to SEL

 

Learn about Seattle Country Day School's approach to SEL.

Supporting Student Agency of SEL

 

Guest author Jessica Berlinski writes a thoughtful piece on the power of SEL and Open Session.

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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. 

Paving a Path for All to Thrive

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SEL Teaching Practices, Skills, and Positive Communication for the Elementary Grades K - 6


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.


The Joy of Advising (Course 1)

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Inspiring Approaches and Practical Tools for Middle and High School Advisors and Homeroom Teachers


This inspiring course offers opportunities to build and re-energize Advisor tools and approaches. Learn and practice 'low-prep, high-impact' practices that nurture advisory connection in-person and through Distance Learning.


Check-In

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A simple, profound, and essential practice to maintain balance and guide decision-making for all ages (K-12th Grade)


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.


Catalyzed by SEL

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Practical and High-Impact Approaches to Integrating SEL into the Subject Curriculum in Every Classroom.


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.


The Joy of Advising (Course 2)

hosted at

Deepening Approaches and Practical Tools for Middle and High School Advisors and Homeroom Teachers


This experiential course, as a follow-up to Joy of Advising 1, extends and deepens approaches and practices that empower high quality advising in Middle and High Schools.


See All Professional Development Events

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. 

November 9, 2020

November

 

9

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November 19, 2020

Paving a Path for All to Thrive

hosted at

SEL Teaching Practices, Skills, and Positive Communication for the Elementary Grades K - 6


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.


November 9, 2020

November

 

9

 — 

November 16, 2020

The Joy of Advising (Course 1)

hosted at

Inspiring Approaches and Practical Tools for Middle and High School Advisors and Homeroom Teachers


This inspiring course offers opportunities to build and re-energize Advisor tools and approaches. Learn and practice 'low-prep, high-impact' practices that nurture advisory connection in-person and through Distance Learning.


November 17, 2020

November

 

17

 — 

November 17, 2020

Check-In

hosted at

A simple, profound, and essential practice to maintain balance and guide decision-making for all ages (K-12th Grade)


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.


January 12, 2021

January

 

12

 — 

January 14, 2021

Catalyzed by SEL

hosted at

Practical and High-Impact Approaches to Integrating SEL into the Subject Curriculum in Every Classroom.


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.


January 26, 2021

January

 

26

 — 

February 2, 2021

The Joy of Advising (Course 2)

hosted at

Deepening Approaches and Practical Tools for Middle and High School Advisors and Homeroom Teachers


This experiential course, as a follow-up to Joy of Advising 1, extends and deepens approaches and practices that empower high quality advising in Middle and High Schools.


See All Professional Development Events

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