SEL stands for Social Emotional Learning. The Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning (CASEL) defines SEL, outlines skills and competencies, benefits, and programs that support, demonstrate, and teach “the skills we all need to handle ourselves, our relationships, and our work, effectively and ethically… helping children and even adults develop the fundamental skills for life effectiveness” (http://casel.org/basics/definition.php) Tribes TLC is one of 25 programs recommended by CASEL.
Teachcommunity (http://www.teachcommunity.com/) is a webpage with Tribes TLC learning experiences (TLE). Each TLE included a social/emotional component and a content learning standard. TLE’s are sorted by various categories, like subject or grade/age level. Visitors and members (it’s FREE!) are invited to submit and/or request a TLE. The goal is to have a resource for educators as well as a real time stream of support, ideas or reminders.
Additionally, there is a forum page called “weekly Tribes” (http://tribes.com/forum/weekly-tribes-for-the-2010-2011-school-year/) that features a quick, easy, and timely idea or reminder for including the Tribes TLC process in your busy school schedule.