Kernels of Practice for SEL: Low-Cost, Low-Burden Strategies

This brief identifies evidence-based prevention tools that are low-cost targeted strategies for SEL. These "kernels" of practice are easy to implement and helpful for afterschool and summer programs that would be challenged to bring a full SEL curriculum to scale due to time or financial constraints. For example, to promote emotional self-regulation, staff can help children learn deep breathing, positive self-talk, yoga, and exercises. This resource supports resilience. 

The Wallace Foundation
Stephanie Jones, Rebecca Bailey, Katherine Brush, and Jennifer Kahn
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9 pages
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