Partnering with school systems is a key component of Discover You™. As we equip coaches to deliver our programs in classrooms, we are also supporting comprehensive implementation strategies to help all students. The Indicators of Schoolwide SEL from CASEL (Collaborative for Academic, Social and Emotional Learning) is a guide for schools working with Discover You™ to integrate SEL equitably for all, staff, students, and families.
Midland Public Schools has been utilizing Discover You™ programs and coaches for over 7 years. During the past year we expanded our support by providing professional development to equip staff with skills in wellbeing. The next phase of professional development taught a strength-based approach to education which provided tools for the staff to integrate into their classrooms.
This phased approach to integrating SEL for both staff and students has been motivated by teachers within the system who have used the Discover You™ programs in their classrooms and by the overwhelming need of staff and students alike to build capacity to increase their wellbeing.
Partnering in the truest sense of the word has made this relationship effective. Using data and clear outcomes to guide decisions while inviting input from staff and administration has helped shape a plan that will sustain SEL development for the future.
We are confident you will hear more updates on this school partnership as together we help youth embrace their future!