Get ready for International SEL Day March 8! 

March 8 is SEL Day! This year’s theme is “Today’s Students, Tomorrow’s Leaders.” SEL Day is a global, grassroots campaign for social-emotional learning to support children’s academic recovery, mental health and well-being. Since its inception in 2020, #SELday has reached over 40 million views.  

For information, access to SEL Day Tool Kits, and to sign up to participate in this international event, visit When you join SEL4NJ, you receive a weekly newsletter about SEL Day and access to other SEL Day and SEL-related information useful in your classrooms and schools. In addition, you get access to what other educators are doing around the United States and around the world.   

You can also email SEL4NJ whatever you are doing on SEL Day (lesson plans, pictures of activities, examples of student products, etc.) at You can share what you are doing via social media. Send in and share as much as you can, as often as you can. You might earn badges and become a state, national or international champion of SEL and character development (SECD)! Your contributions may even be featured on the or

A meeting to help teachers and schools plan their SEL Day will be held on Feb. 22, 1:30-2:30 p.m. Register here.

Finally, when you sign up for SEL Day, you will receive information about SECD-related workshops that will be presented by SEL4NJ for the four days leading up to SEL Day, and information about the all-day SEL Day Summit being put on by SEL4US and all of its national partners.