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Integrating Social, Emotional, and Academic Development (SEAD): An Action Guide for School Leadership Teams

March 27, 2019  • Education and Society Program

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To help principals and school leadership teams see how social and emotional learning can enhance academic performance, and how to weave social-emotional development into every aspect of school, the Aspen Institute and its partners created Integrating Social, Emotional, and Academic Development (SEAD): An Action Guide for School Leadership Teams. The guide provides practical advice, curated resources, and action steps for school leaders to improve the student experience, calling out specific equity implications in every section to give these issues priority in planning.

Co-developed with practitioner-leaders from Minneapolis and Nashville public schools, and experts from University of Chicago, Student Achievement Partners, Dana Center at UT-Austin, Education Resource Strategies, and Education First, the SEAD School Action Guide is a resource that empowers and challenges principals and their teams to address the social, emotional, and academic dimensions of learning together to advance equity. If you are a school leader who is eager to enact a whole-child agenda, this action guide will help you organize for planning, professional development, and continuous improvement.

Check out the guide, and let us know what you think.

Additional Resources from the Aspen Institute Education & Society Program:

Pursuing Social and Emotional Development Through a Racial Equity Lens: A Call to Action

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