Institute for Social and Emotional Learning

We envision a world where
empathy and children thrive.

IFSEL empowers educators, young people and parents with the tools and training
to transform their schools into caring and inclusive communities.

Upcoming Events

IFSEL Bay Area Workshop Series—Fall 2016
We have created a series of three workshops to help you and your school community develop core Social and Emotional Learning practices in real time. When taken together, the sequence gives you the opportunity to join a cohort of committed professionals and reconnect for a collaborative meeting at the second and third workshops. Participants at all workshops will be able to reflect on and work through ideas for current classroom communities.
Learn More.
IFSEL Bay Area Workshop Series—Fall 2016

We have created a series of three workshops to help you and your school community develop core Social and Emotional Learning practices in real time. When taken together, the sequence gives you the opportunity to join a cohort of committed professionals and reconnect for a collaborative meeting at the second and third workshops.  Participants at all workshops will be able to reflect on and work through ideas for current classroom communities.

Learn More.


Since 2009

We have led professional development consultations with the faculties at more than 75 schools, including seven of the top 40 U. S. private day schools.

We have led an annual four-day  for K-12 teachers.

5000+ educators from more than 525 schools have attended one of our four-day Summer Institutes, one-day workshops, or professional development consultations.


The Response We Receive

“IFSEL was by far the most inspiring, empowering, and career-changing professional development I have ever been a part of.”  
--Attendee, Summer Institute 2014

“[IFSEL] completely changed our school culture for the better... We just did a survey with [6th -8th graders], and it was overwhelmingly in favor of more SEL.”  
--Attendee, Summer Institute 2015


Educators who attend our four-day Summer Institutes report that the depth, scope and power of our SEL curriculum are unmatched in the market.

Why this enthusiastic response?  Educators credit our approach.

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