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Social and Emotional Learning in Action:

Experiential Activities to Positively Impact School Climate

A New Book
A New Training
A New Approach to Experiential Learning in Schools

About the Book

Social and Emotional Learning in Action (SELA) provides a developmentally sequenced year-long, modular flow or stand-alone lessons that integrate the benefits of experiential and social emotional learning into the classroom. The pedagogical bases for these lessons are shaped around the research findings of CASEL’s core competencies.

Each of the 36 lessons start with the intended theme, focus, and activities, including their anticipated timeframes and required materials.

  • Theme: easy-to-search themes will direct the reader to the appropriate lessons.
  • Focus: identifies the unique focus for each lesson.
  • Activities: intentionally sequenced and broken down into objective, set-up, framing, procedure, reflection questions and facilitation tips.
  • Materials: inventory of materials required for each lesson.

“Social-Emotional Learning in Action should be on the bookshelf of every teacher, counselor, and group facilitator. The activities are well sequenced, easy to implement, and powerfully designed to build group trust, respect, and efficacy. This book is a go-to resource for helping students of all ages become their best selves.”

— Libby Woodfin, Director of Publications, EL Education, Amherst, MA;  author “Management in the Active Classroom”

Training Options

  • Customized educator training at your site*
  • Open Enrollment Workshops*
  • Easy to follow classroom-based lessons
  • Flexible year-long or modular delivery
  • Based on CASEL competencies
  • *Trainings to include book

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The Browne Center has been providing innovative experiential learning programs since the early 1980s. We provide a wide range of programming from comprehensive trainings to shorter one-day sessions. Our learning programs evolve to meet the needs of our clients and our diverse client base allows us to draw upon best practices from a variety of disciplines and remain sensitive to specific needs and outcomes.

Creating a dynamic program based on your group's specific goals is our approach with every single client. We can provide an action-packed program to meet your needs – whether you are coming together as a new group, integrating new members, building positive group relationships, addressing specific behaviors, or striving for performance excellence.