When essential elements of effective implementation are in place, the results can be powerful. Social and emotional learning (SEL) can thrive in environments where stakeholders are committed to sharing responsibility for supporting implementation, and where there is shared vision and leadership around social-emotional and academic success for all students. But successful and sustained implementation of any curriculum can be challenging at times, because it involves change at both the individual and organizational level. It requires planning, commitment, and time.
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