IFSEL Schools and Districts

Each year IFSEL designs and leads a bespoke path of faculty professional development, leadership coaching, and consulting for a small number of schools and districts. The plan is customized for each organization’s needs, so SEL can be integrated fully into the education experience of all students, educators, and parents/caregivers.

IFSEL's experience of working with hundreds of schools and districts around the world, combined with the depth of our workshop and lesson library enables us to design and tailor a dynamic range of experiences for each school or district.

Download Oveview of IFSEL's Offer for Schools and Districts

“I normally opt out of all of these and am not willing to be a part of such experiences - out of my comfort zone. I engaged in this and took huge risks and I didn’t want to and I’m so happy I did, and it was such a positive experience.”
—Sixth Grade Teacher

"The Open Session (format shared by IFSEL team) yesterday was very impactful for me. I was amazed at the openness, care, and wisdom some of our kids demonstrated and found myself holding back tears with one of the cards.  I knew where that card came from and she happened to be in my Advisory.  So I took the opportunity to process the session with them this morning.   I think for that child, it could have been life saving.  She shared how comforting it made her feel to hear all the responses."
—Middle School Advisor


  • Workshop days and virtual sessions, on a broad range of SEL fundamentals.
  • Classroom coaching.
  • Demonstration classes.
  • SEL events for parent education.
  • Leadership Coaching
  • Scope and Sequence Creation
  • Guidance on school-wide systems: e.g. how to infuse SEL into lunchtime, recess, field trips, assemblies, student council, graduation, honoring rituals and/or awards.
  • Guidance on difficult events that impact School Climate.


  • Give faculty an in-depth experiential understanding of SEL.
  • Help faculty reshape how they see themselves, renew their inspiration and creativity, and develop their ability to build more humanity and empathy into their teaching practice.
  • Give faculty and parents a common understanding of the practices and vocabulary that can help inspire students to evolve into compassionate leaders and resilient learners.

2020-2021 IFSEL Schools

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Contact Us

For more information about the IFSEL School Initiative, as well as other opportunities to consult with the Institute, please contact Elizabeth McLeod at Elizabeth@InstituteforSEL.net.

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