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The Adult Social and Emotional Learning Guidebook is now available


Support for the positive Social and Emotional well-being of school staff is essential to creating a school environment that is conducive for student learning. While efforts to support student Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) have increased since the COVID-19 pandemic, fewer resources have gone to supporting educators.  Teacher turnover increased during the pandemic and educators named stress and anxiety as primary reasons for leaving the profession. The San Mateo County Office of Education (SMCOE) and San Mateo County Health (SMC Health) partnered with TeachWell, a local service provider focused on educator well-being and teacher retention, to create this guidebook for adult social and emotional learning (SEL) and educator well-being. The goal of the partnership is to bring greater awareness to the role of adult SEL in educator professional development and to enhance educators’ social-emotional well-being and resilience, generate thriving school communities, and drive greater educator job satisfaction and retention. This guidebook is designed to be used by teacher leaders and school administrators to support staff SEL. You can download the guidebook here

To learn more about Social and Emotional Learning you can visit the Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning (CASEL)