Social and Emotional Learning in the Daily Life of Classrooms

Integrating social and emotional learning into existing initiatives, including teacher evaluation, Common Core State Standards implementation, and professional learning, is no easy task. Regional technical assistance providers and state and district leaders can use this module to:

  • Deepen their knowledge and skills for integrating a social and emotional learning emphasis into their policy and planning work.
  • Strengthen connections between social and emotional learning, the Common Core State Standards, and teacher evaluation and professional development systems.
  • Learn strategies for supporting school leaders in guiding teachers’ to reflect on their own teaching practices and social and emotional competencies.

The module builds on the ideas shared in our Research-to-Practice Brief, Teaching the Whole Child: Instructional Practices That Support Social-Emotional Learning in Three Teacher Evaluation Frameworks.

The module provides six hours of material, including hands-on activities, which can be adapted and customized to your state or district’s context and needs. Download PDF copies of each file below or request copies of the materials in Microsoft Word format by e-mailing The GTL Center offers additional support for modifying the materials to suit your context. We also can work in partnership with regional centers and states to facilitate reviews of state and district evaluation frameworks and professional development. 

Note on Adapting the Modules

The modules are designed so that facilitators can adopt them as written or modify the content to reflect state and local context, needs, and priorities.

If modifications to content are made, the GTL Center requests that the following disclaimer be included in the revised materials: The materials were modified in whole or in part with permission from the Center on Great Teachers and Leaders.