Racism is rooted deeply in our communities and schools and continuing to wreak havoc on our students of color. As we continue to talk about SEL, we know the fight for equity is inextricably tied to SEL. Our organization is committed to ensuring SEL isn’t used as a tool to police black and brown bodies or create cultures of compliance. Rather, we are seeking to support systems that empower and uplift our students, putting their greatness on full display. This can’t be done by simply being allies. We must use our voices and privilege to be co-conspirators in the effort to dismantle systems of oppression. The old way of “doing school” is not working for far too many of our students. As we think about the future of education we must reimagine our systems and be intentionally anti-racist. We look forward to collaborating with you on this journey.
The SEL4IA leadership team
SEL & Equity Creating Community
Join us for three days of high quality events presented by some of the top SEL thought-leaders in the nation, a keynote presentation with Dena Simmons, Ed.D., from the Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence, immersive skill-building workshops, exciting plenary sessions, special offerings from our sponsors and of course, networking with colleagues. This year’s conference includes an option for a digital Access Pass to see some recordings of sessions you missed!
All education professionals welcome. Perfect for district and school thought-leaders preparing to implement new SEL approaches and programs in the upcoming school year.
The Music City SEL Conference is an exciting annual event hosted by Alignment Nashville’s SEL A-Team, a group consisting of leaders from Metro Nashville Public Schools and various partnering community organizations. Since the inaugural conference, diverse community partners, mental health providers, and experts on the forefront of the SEL movement have come together to offer content that engages participants in powerful discussions and experiential learning that holds the potential to transform school culture, strengthen support systems, and improve the overall success and wellness of students.
Teachers are calling for schools to prioritize integrating SEL learning practices and strategies.
Principals say SEL is essential, but want more guidance, training and support to teach these skills effectively.
On average, for every $1 invested in SEL programming, there is a return of $11.