- A low-cost SEL implementation strategy utilizes existing staff and resources to build adult SEL expertise. Professional development helps to guide, monitor, assess, and refine SEL integration. The key to this strategy is providing SEL training and support to principals, who guide a consistent SEL approach at their schools.
“This isn’t about ‘doing SEL.’ It is about ‘integrating SEL.’ How important is SEL in our district? What are our priorities? What are our ultimate goals? How deep are we going? These questions guide our planning.” – Dr. Joanne Panopoulos, Assistant Superintendent of Student Services, Wheaton Warrenville Community Unit School District 200