Rowing Together: Moving Your School Community
Forward with Social Emotional Learning
During the 2020-21 school year, we brought schools and districts together to collectively navigate the complexities of schooling during the COVID-19 pandemic. While we’re thankful to be shifting further away from high alert pandemic status, we know schools are still left trying to figure out how to press the reset button on a collectively traumatizing experience. This year, more than ever, it’s critical to start the school year right. Our team has been working to design an experience for educators and school leaders that gives school teams space to thoughtfully collaborate and plan for reopening your doors for the 2021-2022 school year.
The exSEL Network was founded in 2017 by the Rennie Center, Transforming Education, and the exSEL Coalition—whose members include the Massachusetts Association of School Committees, Massachusetts Association of School Superintendents, Massachusetts Organization of Educational Collaboratives, and Massachusetts School Administrators Association. exSEL partners with schools and districts to support students’ social-emotional development through changes in policy and practice at the district, school, and classroom levels.
Also known as African American Independence Day, Jubilee Day, or Freedom Day, Juneteenth is a celebration of the emancipation of enslaved Black people in America. Explore ways to commemorate and increase the understanding of the holiday through lesson plans, books, and more classroom resources.
TransformEd partners with districts to help develop a whole child strategy that ensures each student is supported by a robust set of systems and practices that foster whole child development and that drive towards equitable outcomes for all students.