What is this?

SEL in 5 is a monthly newsletter from the team at Inside SEL designed to help you level-up your SEL leadership.

Every month, the latest issue is sent to our community of 35,000+ subscribers. Each edition includes 3 short thoughts on leading social-emotional learning efforts in your community, 2 quotes from researchers or practitioners in the field, and 1 question for you to consider. 

Who is this for?

Anyone who wants to level-up their leadership when it comes to facilitating organizational change and advancing SEL efforts within their community. Our subscribers include educators, social workers, principals, non-profit directors, researchers, my wife, students, parents, school counselors, and district administrators.

Who are you?

My name is Nick Woolf and I am the founder of Inside SEL.

Why did you decide to start this?

When I transitioned into a new role as an administrator tasked with leading social-emotional learning efforts in a school district in Vermont, I started looking for newsletters and publications that were focused on leadership and SEL. I wasn’t able to find a single outlet that provided digestible insights across multiple sources that was focused on navigating the challenges of implementing SEL systemically in schools. I personally subscribe to many weekly and monthly newsletters and felt that the field could benefit from one devoted to leadership and SEL.

(Yes, James Clear’s 3-2-1 Newsletter is what I decided to model SEL in 5 after. James, please don’t be angry.)

How often will this come out?

We publish SEL in 5 once per month. Expect it in your inbox towards the end of each month.

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Whoever you are: Thanks, as always, for reading.

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A monthly newsletter to help you level-up your SEL leadership.


Nick Woolf
Founder of Inside SEL and author of the SEL in 5, an easily digestible monthly newsletter that delivers the most wisdom per word of any social-emotional learning publication on the web.