Anti-Racist SEL Guide
Social-Emotional Learning (SEL) can be a lever for equity and anti-racist co-liberation, or it can be a tool of enforcing the status quo of racism.
In this comprehensive package, we offer an intentional framework to help educators center their SEL approach in anti-racism.PURCHASE NOW
Scope and Sequence
Utilize this intentional framework based on CASEL to center your SEL in anti-racism
Downloadable mini-lessons that can easily be customized for your students and classroom.
Continue learning with this comprehensive collection of anti-racist SEL resources.
This package includes three downloadable mini-lessons with educator tools including objectives, guiding questions for educators to ask, and relevant materials.
Lesson 1: Understanding and Honoring our Boundaries
This slideshow is a mini-lesson about understanding and honoring our boundaries with activities that can be adapted for in-person or virtual facilitation. It can be a foundational pre-lesson for consent work, intent and impact, or community building.
Lesson 2: Race, Ethnicity, and Culture
This is a script for a mini-lesson on race, ethnicity, and culture using a YouTube video about jelly beans. Candy not included!
Lesson 3: Intent and Impact
This slideshow explores the difference between intent and impact with some role play/case studies and an opportunity to talk about how we repair harm and transform conflict. This lesson is a great follow-up from the Boundaries lesson.
Additional resources include:
- Anti-Racist SEL & Being Intentional In Lessons Checklist for Educators
- Anti-racist considerations for designing a lesson about how Black Lives Matter is portrayed in the media
- Covid-19 Pandemic specific resources
- General anti-racist SEL resources
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In an effort to ensure that this critical work is accessible to all, we offer sliding scale pricing. We do not require that you prove financial hardship, but we do ask that you select the option that most honestly reflects your spending capabilities.
After pricing out the expenses incurred to create and offer this content, our suggested price for this incredible guide is $97.
Meet Our Content Curators
Jill Leahy (she/her) is a passionate educator currently working in the Prevention & Intervention department at Seattle Public Schools. She previously worked as the Associate Director of Diversity & Community at University Prep, as well as for education non-profits focused on educational equity in public education. Jill received her BA in Finance and Business Management, but ventured far from the investment world directly following college. She is a board member of The Washington Bus, and has worked with Equity Matters.
Emily Schorr Lesnick (she/her) is a white facilitator and theater maker in Seattle, WA (unceded Duwamish land). Currently the Director of Social Emotional Learning at University Prep, she previously worked as the Upper School Director of Service Learning and Associate Director of Community Engagement at Riverdale Country School in the Bronx, NY. Emily received her MA in Educational Theater with a Dual Certification in Social Studies and Theater from NYU. She received her BA from Macalester College in American Cultural Studies and Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, with a focus on understanding the ways Ashkenazi Jews in America experience whiteness. She is a member of GLSEN's Educator Advisory Committee and a co-creator of How We GLOW, a piece of interview theater exploring lgbtq+ youth identity that has been performed across the country and world. Emily’s work has been featured in The New York Times, The New Yorker, NBC News, Parent Map Magazine, ArtsPraxis Magazine, The Huffington Post, and NAIS Magazine and Blog. With Mary Padden, she co-curates an anti-racist accountability email protocol with hundreds of recipients, moving from optical allyship to ongoing co-liberation. She also offers a mini-course on White Anti-Racist Accountability through The Institute for Anti-Racist Education.
Together, Jill and Emily developed a comprehensive DEI SEL framework and curriculum to foster critical connections rooted in anti-racism.