Social-Emotional Learning, Grades K–8

The interdependence of academic and social-emotional learning is foundational to Collaborative Classroom’s pedagogy. An extensive body of research demonstrates what many educators have long known: building a safe and caring school community and attending to social-emotional learning (SEL) are essential to students’ overall success.

Caring School Community

Caring School Community is a comprehensive social and emotional learning program for grades K–8 that builds school-wide community, develops students’ social skills and SEL competencies, 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.

A CASEL SELect Program

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.

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Reconnecting and Rebuilding Toolkit

Collaborative Classroom’s mission is to empower all educators. Our complimentary Reconnecting and Rebuilding Toolkit does just that, helping teachers reconnect with students and strengthen their learning communities.

The Reconnecting and Rebuilding Toolkit is a concrete, easy-to-implement resource for all K–6 teachers who are doing this important work. The Toolkit provides developmentally appropriate Class Meetings and robust guidance on topics including:

  • Introducing Class Meetings
  • Developing Empathy
  • Problem Solving
  • Keeping Each Other Safe
  • Managing Difficult Emotions
  • Handling Loss
  • Responding to Tragedy
  • Preparing for Remote Learning
  • Coming Back from Remote Learning

Download the complimentary Reconnecting and Rebuilding Toolkit now.

Other Programs

We also invite you to learn about Collaborative Classroom reading instruction, writing instruction, and intervention curricula, all of which fully integrate academics and social and emotional learning.

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