Social Emotional Learning

We use the phrase "Social Emotional Learning (SEL)" interchangeably with "behavior MTSS."

SEL is an expansive umbrella of practices provided to students at every level of the MTSS framework in order to build skills in the areas of Self-Awareness, Self-Management, Social Awareness, Relationship Skills, and Responsible Decision Making.

Our SEL team includes two kinds of positions that each support SEL at different levels of the MTSS framework:
  • Our SEL Services Coordinator focuses on the Tier 1 and Tier 2 levels and provides systems consultation, training, and coaching to support implementation of school-wide SEL.
  • Our two Social Behavior Services Coordinators focus on Tier 3 and Special Education. They provide training and coaching regarding: Functional Behavioral Assessments, Behavior Support Plans, behavior-focused federal setting III/IV programs, federal setting placement changes, and restrictive procedures.


Cross-District SEL Website


The cross-district SEL website is a neutrally-branded, community-facing resource that is linked from each of our member districts' websites.

  • It offers unique resources to studentsfamilies, and educators.
  • It hosts our locally-developed Be Good People SEL curriculum. Educators across the country visit the SEL website every day to access Be Good People.
  • At the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, many districts created "virtual calming rooms." The SEL website was originally created to support our member districts with the Calming Strategies Toolbox, a version of a virtual calming room that was designed to be useful regardless of learning model.


Tier 1


NOTE: These resources are applicable to staff working at any level of the MTSS framework (including Special Education) because Tier 1 is the foundation of all SEL in a school.

  • SEL Classroom Guide What does SEL look like from the perspective of a classroom teacher?
  • Be Good People Curriculum Our free, locally-developed, K-12 SEL curriculum. All schools in our member districts offer explicit SEL instruction in their core, and over half of them use Be Good People in this capacity. Other curriculums used at tier 1 in our districts include Second Step and Move This World.


Tier 2

  • Tier 2 Interventions When the core alone isn't enough, we need highly-efficient standardized interventions that we can quickly match students with. Our index of Tier 2 interventions includes integrity checklists, resources, progress monitoring tips, and more!
  • Be Good People Curriculum Our free, locally-developed, K-12 SEL curriculum. We offer guidance about how Be Good People can be integrated into numerous Tier 2 interventions.
  • More SEL Curriculums Browse an index of SEL curriculums, many of which are freely available, to help you plan an effective scope and sequence of instruction for your Tier 2 intervention.


Tier 3

  • Tier 3 Interventions Guidance on planning Tier 3 behavior interventions and collecting useful progress monitoring data. When our standard "plug and play" Tier 2 interventions are not sufficient, we need to intensify and individualize.
  • Be Good People Curriculum Our free, locally-developed, K-12 SEL curriculum. At the Tier 3 level, we highly encourage interventionists to use Be Good People in conjunction with additional instructional resources/curriculum, enabling them to target specific skill areas and intensify support.
  • More SEL Curriculums Browse an index of SEL curriculums, many of which are freely available, to help you plan an effective scope and sequence of instruction for your Tier 3 intervention.


Special Education

Behavior Support Plans (BSP) / Service Delivery
  • Special Education Interventions Guidance on planning individualized, function-based behavior interventions.
  • Be Good People Curriculum Our free, locally-developed, K-12 SEL curriculum. At the SpEd level, we highly encourage interventionists to use Be Good People in conjunction with additional instructional resources/curriculum, enabling them to target specific skill areas and intensify support.
  • More SEL Curriculums Browse an index of SEL curriculums, many of which are freely available, to help you plan an effective scope and sequence of instruction for your SpEd intervention.
  • PLAAFP, Goal, and LRE Examples A comprehensive index of templates that each come with a matching progress monitoring forms.
  • Behavior Support Plan Guidance Why and how do we write BSPs?


Functional Behavioral Assessments (FBA)


Manifestation Determination


Restrictive Procedures


Placement Changes
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