Innovation Awards

In early 2017, we launched the Social and Emotional Learning Fund to support teachers implementing social and emotional learning in their classrooms. We sought to support fresh ideas and projects that create places, environments and practices that value belonging, well-being, tolerance, compassion, listening, non-violence, inclusiveness, working productively together and looking out for one another both as distinct skills or integrated within academics.

Meet the 2017-2018 Teacher Innovation Awardees. We’re thrilled to put their innovative work on display through SEL in Action: The 2017-2018 Social and Emotional Learning Teacher Innovation Awards.

This book and website showcases the highlights, challenges, tips and tricks to include SEL in schools and classrooms. It’s full of pictures and ideas, obstacles overcome, and students learning and feeling and sharing. We hope that you’ll learn from their experience and adapt it into your own communities. We invite you to download a digital copy.

Page through the book to see SEL in action. Peruse the resources below to learn from the resources that have guided these innovative teachers each step along the way.

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Art & Literature

Tiffany L. Brown
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Ty Gomez
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Kim Liland
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Angela Manekas
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Lisa Vasquez
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Leadership Development

Vae Champagne
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Mary Haddad
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Alexa Humberson
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Alhassan Susso
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Mentoring

Dana Davis
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Jamie MacEwen
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Jessica Williams
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Mindfulness

David Genovese
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Christopher Poulos
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Chrissa W. Sullivan
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Restorative Practices

Susan Bernhagen
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Jillian Meade
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Daniel Schneider
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Sports & Activity

Courtney Tara Weiss-Chromeck
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Use of Space

Amber Chandler
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Katherine Engel
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How to apply for the Innovation Awards

To learn more about previous teacher and district Innovation Awardees, please visit this site: https://education-first.com/social-emotional-learning-innovation-fund. You’ll find descriptions of past grantees and learn more about how to apply for a grant for your classroom or district.