Writing is a powerful tool for supporting social and emotional learning (SEL) in the classroom.
Many organizations and frameworks offer guidance on SEL, including the widely cited Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning (CASEL). CASEL has specifically called out three strategies for integrating SEL into the classroom.
This article outlines how NoRedInk’s writing assignments can support each of these strategies:
- Creating a supportive classroom environment
- Integrating SEL with instruction
- Delivering explicit SEL instruction
1. Creating a supportive classroom environment
In a safe, student-centered classroom, students can find their voices and develop a sense of self-awareness and belonging. You can promote this supportive environment by having students reflect on their experiences, relationships, and classroom community. Try this:
- Have your students reflect on their identities, emotions, and relationships using one of NoRedInk
- Use the Quick Writes to add any prompts or texts from curricula you re already using. Take advantage of focus points and the word minimum to support students in writing substantive reflections to the concepts they ve learned. Create Your Own option for