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SEL Social and Emotional Learning results






     As an educator, I am interested in the whole child represented by each of my students.  Educators realize the connection between social and emotional learning and academic outcomes. The Every Student Succeeds Act expresses an interest in SEL, Social and Emotional Learning.  Last week, I   created Google Forms for my students to anonymously complete two SEL surveys using SEL measures from @PanoramaEd adapted from the Harvard Graduate School of Education.  I share the results with the hope that other like-minded teachers will begin to collaborate to discuss best practices that combine SEL for better academic outcomes.

      When looking at the results, I will keep in mind the caveat expressed by  Jonathan E. Martin, @JonathanEMartin,      
 "Respondents to such surveys often inflate their own skills to provide more socially desirable answers and suffer from “reference bias,” which is to say there is no consistent comparative set for different responders as they self-evaluate their skills. 

My students are but a small subset of my school. Evaluating the results below do provide me with a snapshot of my students'  beliefs regarding their sense of belonging and their academic outcomes.  I can use these results to create a baseline of understanding and to begin to build a stronger more supportive school culture. Since many of these students will take a second course with me next school year, I'll be able to see how their responses change as a group as they grow and learn.  I'm sharing these results in the hopes that other educators will begin to do the same. 


Sense of Belonging
How well do people at your school understand you as a person?
Completely understandUnderstand quite a bitUnderstand somewhatUnderstand a littleDo not understand at all14.3%42.9%42.9%
Completely understand0
Understand quite a bit3
Understand somewhat3
Understand a little1
Do not understand at all0
How connected do you feel to the adults at your school?
Completely understandUnderstand quite a bitUnderstand somewhatUnderstand a littleDo not understand at all14.3%42.9%42.9%
Completely understand0
Understand quite a bit3
Understand somewhat3
Understand a little1
Do not understand at all0
How much respect do students in your school show you?
Completely understandUnderstand quite a bitUnderstand somewhatUnderstand a littleDo not understand at all14.3%42.9%42.9%
Completely understand1
Understand quite a bit3
Understand somewhat3
Understand a little0
Do not understand at all0
How much do you matter to others at this school?
understandUnderstand quite a bitUnderstand somewhatUnderstand a littleDo not understand at all42.9%57.1% 
Overall, how much do you feel like you belong at your school?(7 responses)
Completely understandUnderstand quite a bitUnderstand somewhatUnderstand a littleDo not understand at all28.6%14.3%


Achieving Academic Outcomes






When complicated ideas are presented in class, how confident are you that you can understand them?
Extremely confidentQuite confidentSomewhat confidentSlightly confidentNot at all confident12.5%25%62.5%
Extremely confident1
Quite confident5
Somewhat confident2
Slightly confident0
Not at all confident0
How confident are you that you can complete all the work that is assigned in your classes?
Extremely confidentQuite confidentSomewhat confidentSlightly confidentNot at all confident12.5%25%37.5%25%
Extremely confident2
Quite confident3
Somewhat confident2
Slightly confident1
Not at all confident0
How confident are you that you can learn all the material presented in your classes?
Extremely confidentQuite confidentSomewhat confidentSlightly confidentNot at all confident12.5%62.5%25%
Extremely confident2
Quite confident5
Somewhat confident1
Slightly confident0
Not at all confident0
How confident are you that you can do the hardest work that is assigned in your classes?
Extremely confidentQuite confidentSomewhat confidentSlightly confidentNot at all confident25%50%25%
Extremely confident2
Quite confident4
Somewhat confident2
Slightly confident0
Not at all confident0
Suzanne M. Rogers, M.Ed


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