SEL Academy Series
SEL VII – Building
a Culture of Compassion and Equity
Having built a
foundation of self-compassion and empathetic communication in previous sessions,
participants are guided to explore embedding a culture of compassion and equity
into the OST environment with intentionality. Participants learn evidence-based
adult compassion and common humanity practices that can be applied with
coworkers and built into youth activities. Participants are also invited to
create an Afternoon Meeting Lesson Plan, applying Responsive Classroom key
practices, SEL Academy learning and curricula resources.
Prerequisites: Foundations in SEL, Afterschool
professionals from a PSELI pilot school, Prime Time Registry ID
Time: 3 hours
Morning Meeting Books, Participant Handbook
Growth and Development 1C: Use Developmental Knowledge to Create Healthy,
Respectful, Supportive and Challenging Environments. Interaction with
Children/Youth 5C: Promote positive expression, group experiences between
adults and children/youth. Learning Environment and Curriculum 4C: Design and
develop curriculum to support social emotional development. Community and
Family Relationships 5C: Engage families and communities in youth development
and learning. Professional Development and Leadership 7B: Integrate reflective
practices and critical perspectives on performance. ALL Levels.
Primary QIS Scales
Safe Environment: I-A. Psychological and emotional safety. Supportive
Interaction: III-M: Sense of belonging, Q. Youth develop positive peer
relationships. L. Manage feelings and resolve conflicts. Engagement: IV-T.
Youth opportunities to reflect. Family: VIII-I. Positive communication with
Addressed: Adult SEL Practice 1.1 Intrapersonal Skills, 1.2
Interpersonal Skills; SEL Integration and Infusion 2.1.d Positive Language, Equity
and Inclusion 2.3.a Cultural Responsiveness and 2.3.b Inclusive of Special/EBD
Needs; SEL Explicit Instruction 3.1 Afternoon Meeting 3.2 SEL Curricula /
- Define and
provide examples of diversity, equity and inclusion practices in the context of
positive youth development.
- Understand the
neuroscience of bias and exclusion and relate to social-emotional learning
de-biasing and cultural awareness tools to deepen self- and social awareness
and improve relationships at work.
- Identify and implement
tangible equity practices that build SEL skills, honor diversity and promote
cultural responsiveness and inclusion in OST settings.
awareness of implicit bias and intentionally practice one de-biasing tool
- Practice one or
more activities with youth during afternoon meeting and other program
activities that highlight diversity and cultural histories of varying groups.
communication style and explicit curricula tools to meet the cultural/racial/ethnic/gender
and functional needs in an Afternoon Meeting or other program activity.
- Increased team
and collaborative effort among peers.