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Social-Emotional Learning

Culturally Responsive SEL
with an Equity Lens

Social and emotional learning (SEL) is the process through which children and adults understand and manage emotions, set and achieve positive goals, feel and show empathy for others, establish and maintain positive relationships, and make responsible decisions.


Know your
strengths and limitations, with
a well-grounded sense of confidence, optimism, and a “growth mindset.”


manage stress, control impulses, and motivate yourself to set and achieve goals.

Social Awareness

Understand the perspectives of others and empathize with them, including those from diverse backgrounds and cultures.

Relationship Skills

Communicate clearly, listen well, cooperate with others,
resist inappropriate social pressure, negotiate conflict constructively, and seek and offer help when needed.

Responsible Decision-Making

Make constructive choices about personal behavior and social interactions based on ethical standards, safety, and social norms.

Educational Leadership Training that Teaches SEL:


Tici’ess was featured as a resource in The Association of California School Administrators’ Mental Wellness Toolkit for Educators, highlighting the impact of her work in mindfulness and social-emotional learning on the California school system.

Understanding trauma and how to lead with mindfulness and empathy are so critical to the success of our schools and students, especially during times like now. You can lean on this toolkit as a guide, a daily practice, or a resource for raising the important questions and starting the dialogue on social-emotional learning in our schools.


You cannot teach what you do not embody

-Tovi Scruggs-Hussein

Praise for BE-ing with Tovi


I’ve had the privilege of attending several workshops facilitated by Tovi, and there’s a reason I am drawn back for more... Tovi has challenged me to work outside my comfort zone while creating a safe and healing space to do so.

Let's Heal Our Schools & Systems by
Cultivating Conscious, Connected, & Courageous Leaders™

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