Social & Emotional Learning

Preparing students for the future requires more than academic skill development. Learning how to regulate emotions, effectively handle pressure, make tough decisions, and respond to challenges are skills students can take with them wherever they go in life.

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AVID supports students’ social and emotional learning (SEL) through purposefully developing educator responsiveness to students’ needs, supporting students to pursue their goals, and empowering them to leverage their college and career readiness.

Social and emotional learning skills are future-ready skills. The ability to thrive in college, careers, and life requires self-understanding, self-advocacy, knowing how to build and maintain relationships, and responsible decision-making.

AVID strategies and resources support educators in creating an environment that builds student success through relationships.

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Accelerate Learning by Making Connections: Build Trust Through Relationships, Community, and Connection

Free Resources
Explore four ways to accelerate learning through classroom connections: connecting teacher to student, student to student, teacher to family, and student to learning.

AVID Weekly® and AVID Elementary Weekly

AVID Products
Bring engaging and relevant texts to life in your classroom with turn-key lesson plans designed to increase reading comprehension and accelerate learning schoolwide.

Build Classroom Community to Support Your Students’ Social and Emotional Needs

Free Resources
Develop strategies to establish relationships and build a positive classroom community for your students.

Community Builder: Social Norms Contract – Instructional Practice

Free Resources
This instructional practice engages students in the creation of a social contract to establish the classroom community.

Create Community and Nurture Connections to Support Social and Emotional Learning – Topic Collection

Free Resources
The articles in this collection offer ideas, strategies, and tools to help you create community and connections while teaching remotely.

Creating Engaging and Rigorous Classrooms

Professional Learning
Empower all elementary through postsecondary educators to create an engaging and rigorous community of learners by preparing educators, counselors, and site leaders to scaffold student success with rigorous content.

Crosswalk – CASEL’s Core SEL Competencies to AVID

Free Resources
Social and emotional learning (SEL) enhances students’ capacity to integrate skills, attitudes, and behaviors to deal effectively and ethically with daily tasks and challenges. Like many similar frameworks, CASEL’s integrated framework promotes intrapersonal, interpersonal, and cognitive competence.

Fostering an Equitable and Engaging Culture in Classrooms

Professional Learning
Address and meet the need for K–12 and postsecondary educators, counselors, and site leaders to foster an equitable and engaging culture for learning.

School Counselors

Professional Learning
This Community of Practice is designed for middle and high school counselors, educators, and administrators, and uses a variety of digital tools to differentiate learning for those who are new to AVID.

Social and Emotional Learning in the Digital World

AVID Members only

Professional Learning
This module engages participants in dialogue and thinking around how Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) connects to online life and how they can support positive interactions for students online.

The AVID Class as Family: Building Relational Capacity

AVID Members only

Professional Learning
This module focuses on building relational capacity in the classroom as a critical component in accelerating student success.

AVID Weekly® and AVID Elementary Weekly

AVID Products
Bring engaging and relevant texts to life in your classroom with turn-key lesson plans designed to increase reading comprehension and accelerate learning schoolwide.

Accelerate Learning by Making Connections: Build Trust Through Relationships, Community, and Connection

Free Resources
Explore four ways to accelerate learning through classroom connections: connecting teacher to student, student to student, teacher to family, and student to learning.

Build Classroom Community to Support Your Students’ Social and Emotional Needs

Free Resources
Develop strategies to establish relationships and build a positive classroom community for your students.

Community Builder: Social Norms Contract – Instructional Practice

Free Resources
This instructional practice engages students in the creation of a social contract to establish the classroom community.

Create Community and Nurture Connections to Support Social and Emotional Learning – Topic Collection

Free Resources
The articles in this collection offer ideas, strategies, and tools to help you create community and connections while teaching remotely.

Crosswalk – CASEL’s Core SEL Competencies to AVID

Free Resources
Social and emotional learning (SEL) enhances students’ capacity to integrate skills, attitudes, and behaviors to deal effectively and ethically with daily tasks and challenges. Like many similar frameworks, CASEL’s integrated framework promotes intrapersonal, interpersonal, and cognitive competence.

Creating Engaging and Rigorous Classrooms

Professional Learning
Empower all elementary through postsecondary educators to create an engaging and rigorous community of learners by preparing educators, counselors, and site leaders to scaffold student success with rigorous content.

Fostering an Equitable and Engaging Culture in Classrooms

Professional Learning
Address and meet the need for K–12 and postsecondary educators, counselors, and site leaders to foster an equitable and engaging culture for learning.

School Counselors

Professional Learning
This Community of Practice is designed for middle and high school counselors, educators, and administrators, and uses a variety of digital tools to differentiate learning for those who are new to AVID.

Social and Emotional Learning in the Digital World

AVID Members only

Professional Learning
This module engages participants in dialogue and thinking around how Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) connects to online life and how they can support positive interactions for students online.

The AVID Class as Family: Building Relational Capacity

AVID Members only

Professional Learning
This module focuses on building relational capacity in the classroom as a critical component in accelerating student success.