Social-Emotional Learning: Creating a Professional Culture Based on SEL

Self-evaluation and growth of an educators’ own social and emotional competencies can aid in fostering these skills in their students. This course focuses on creating a social-emotional learning (SEL) culture within a school. Specifically, you will engage in activities that grow educator social and emotional competencies, exploring ways in which adults can engage in self-care to avoid professional burnout. You will also practice self-awareness to address implicit biases that may influence interactions with students.This course is part of the Social and Emotional Learning series.

In this course, you will:

  • Identify the importance of adults’ social and emotional competencies for their work with students and their own well-being.
  • Explore strategies for adult self-care and emotional well-being,
  • Investigate professional learning systems and supports that can be used to further culturally responsive SEL within school,
  • Create strategies to engage and communicate with families and community members in a culturally responsive way, and
  • Apply action steps to build a culture focused on SEL.

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SCECHs Granted


Who should take this course?

Support Staff

What grade level(s) does this course apply to?

Early Childhood
High School
Lower Elementary
Middle School
Upper Elementary

Course Partner

Course Vendor

Michigan Virtual