Belief that the social and emotional curriculum has equal weight as the core academic curriculum and that social and emotional learning includes (a) school and classroom environments that support the development of social and emotional learning skills and (b) time and resources given for explicit instruction in social and emotional skill development.

In practice: When this belief is upheld, educators take time out of their day to implement practices such as Morning Meeting (K-6) or Responsive Advisory Meeting (6-8).  These practices provide an opportunity for students to develop the social and emotional skills needed to support and enhance their learning each and every school day.

Implementation Tip: 

Reserve 20 minutes of your day for trying out Morning Meeting or Responsive Advisory Meeting. 

Learn More: 

Morning Meeting Book

80 Morning Meeting Ideas K-2

80 Morning Meeting Ideas Grades 3-6