Teacher Scholarship Program
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Caring School Community is a comprehensive, research-based social and emotional learning program that builds school-wide community, develops students’ social skills, and enables a transformative stance on discipline.
This CASEL SELect program promotes positive behavior through direct teaching of responsibility, empathy, and cooperation, creating settings where students feel heard, known, and cared for. Students become intrinsically motivated to contribute productively to a community they feel invested in, and where they know they matter.
The Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning (CASEL) has awarded Caring School Community its highest designation for quality SEL programming, CASEL SELect.
The CASEL SELect designation indicates that Caring School Community is an “evidence-based, well designed, and classroom-based program that systematically promotes students’ social and emotional competence, provides opportunities for practice, offers multiyear programming, and delivers high-quality training and other implementation supports.”
As a SELect curriculum, Caring School Community “has met or exceeded all of CASEL’s criteria for high-quality SEL programming.”
Caring School Community is featured in the CASEL Guide to Effective Social and Emotional Learning Programs.
This comprehensive program for grades K–8 is in use in more than 35,900 classrooms, impacting 568,000 students in 576 organizations and school districts nationwide.
Caring School Community is built around the following principles and key features:
A large body of research confirms that building a safe and caring school community and attending to social and emotional learning are essential to students’ overall success.
Collaborative Classroom recognizes that educators need options that are flexible to support their students’ learning in a variety of circumstances and formats. Our Remote Guidance is designed to support teachers in transitioning from an “in-person” format to either a blended or fully remote design. To support instructional planning, the guidance is organized by beginning-, middle- and end-of-year and provides instructional guidance, essential learning, and at-home activities.