Social and Emotional Learning: Best Practices for ELLs

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What does social and emotional learning (SEL) look like when implemented effectively with multilingual students and families? Learn more from the resources and case studies below!

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Partnering with Multilingual Families in Brockton, MA

Learn how the public schools in Brockton, MA support partnerships with multilingual families and the impact those partnerships are having.

You Are Welcome Here: Support for Immigrant Students in Dearborn, Michigan

You Are Welcome Here (#DearbornWelcome) is an award-winning 20-minute film from Colorín Colorado highlighting how the Dearborn, MI public school district is helping its immigrant students succeed.

Academia Cuauhtli (Austin, TX)

Academia Cuauhtli (a Nahuatl word that means "eagle") is a grassroots program that the National Education Association describes as "part ethnic studies, part language revitalization, and part professional development." To learn more about Academia Cuauhtli, see the following:

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Dena Simmons

Dena Simmons, Ed.D., is the director of education at the Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence. In these articles and a related TED Talk based on her own experiences, she shares some considerations for implementing Social and Emotional Learning initiatives with diverse student groups.