What is this?
This Month in SEL is a free monthly email newsletter that curates the latest articles, policy updates, research, case studies, and resources from the field of social-emotional learning (and, more broadly, education). For a sample of what our content will look (and sound) like, here are some of our previous publications.
In June of 2021, we launched a new premium membership option: This Month in SEL➕. Supporters receive a custom version of our monthly e-newsletter that includes exclusive access to:
SEL Mastermind Interviews: An interview with a leading SEL researcher or practitioner. These will be available in multiple formats (e.g., video, audio, text) and stored on a password-protected webpage for your reference.
Jobs in SEL: A supporter-only job board featuring new openings in school districts, education technology companies, SEL curriculum providers, and non-profits across the globe.
SEL in Higher Education Database: A private library of initiatives, research, and resources for bringing social-emotional learning to higher education.
Who is this for?
Anyone who is remotely curious about what’s happening in the world of social-emotional learning. Our community includes educators, social workers, school psychologists, administrators, my wife, researchers, parents, students, and counselors. We know that “social-emotional learning” is one of the most over-used and buzz-wordy terms in education right now; our goal is to cut through all the noise and focus on bringing you the most relevant content each month.
Who are you?
My name is Nick Woolf and I am an advocate for crafting authentic and engaging stories that help educators understand how social-emotional learning, family engagement, and educational technologies can positively and equitably benefit every student that they serve.
In 2018, I started a blog — Inside SEL — to help deepen my knowledge of social-emotional learning and share SEL-related news with a wider audience.
Why did you decide to start this?
When I started looking for news websites and blogs to follow so that I could learn more about social-emotional learning and stay on top of the latest news, I could not find a single outlet that provided curated content across multiple sources that was specifically focused on SEL. I personally subscribe to many weekly and monthly e-newsletters and felt that the field could benefit from one devoted to news about SEL.
How often will this come out?
We publish the newsletter once a month, every month. Expect it in your inbox towards the end of each month, so that you can get caught up on all of the top headlines from the previous ~30 days.
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We hope that you join us and find value in what we send.
Whoever you are: Thanks, as always, for reading.