Social Emotional Learning
Studies show that prolonged exposure to trauma, racial injustices, food insecurity & domestic unrest causes toxic stress and impairs brain development, challenging a child’s ability to learn. That’s why social and emotional learning (SEL) is the foundation of our work. We deliver initiatives that support adults and children, empowering them to understand and manage emotions, set and achieve positive goals, express empathy for others, build and maintain positive relationships, and make responsible decisions.
What Drives Us
- 90% of our students have endured at least one adverse childhood experience that affects the structure of the brain and hinders learning
- Historical bias and systemic racism lead to chronic stress in children
- Investments in SEL have shown to reverse the effect of childhood trauma
- Studies show that SEL practices have been linked to an 11 percentile point gain in student achievement
Teacher Wellness Initiatives
In order for teachers to implement SEL practices, they must first have a solid foundation in maintaining their own wellbeing. That’s why we design and execute programs that introduce mindfulness practices and create collaborative support systems for educators.
Staff Training and Development
In partnership with industry experts we offer professional development opportunities to individuals and full campus staffs. These trainings increase teachers’ readiness to promote SEL skills and culturally responsive teaching in their classroom.
Leadership Collaborative Sessions
As leaders identify growth areas for their campus, this program allows teams to work collaboratively to brainstorm, implement, and launch projects at their school.
Understanding that there is not a one-size-fits-all approach to incorporating SEL into the culture of a campus, we provide individualized tools and strategies to promote SEL systems campus-wide and engage families through research-based wellness practices.
educators trained in SEL practices
of educators report that SEL trainings significantly improve their teaching practice
wellness guides shared with families during COVID
back-to-school educator wellness gifts delivered
Thank you for the incredible training you gave us today! In COVID times, this session with United to Learn allowed us to stop and think of one another while also pushing harder to provide equity for students. I can’t tell you how much of a difference this made
– Principal Sandra Barrios, Jack Lowe Elementary