Beyond Academics: Supporting College & Career Readiness with Social-Emotional Learning (SEL)

This installment of the FastBridge Social-Emotional Behavior (SEB) Academy is designed to help you better understand the intersectionality of SEL programming, college and career readiness, and issues of equity.

In this Master Class, Dr. Sherril English discusses how to help better prepare middle and high school students in the successful transition to life after high school by integrating SEL into the classroom environment and instruction.


Watch the 20-minute video to learn:

  • The importance of focusing on college and career readiness in early grades
  • How to foster academic mindsets
  • How to align academic content and SEL skills
  • The importance of elevating student voice
  • How to leverage wrap-around services to support students

*Educators are eligible to receive 30 minutes of Continuing Education (CE) credit when they watch this video and complete the accompanying CE quiz!

About Our Presenter:

Sherril English Ph.D., Clinical Associate Professor, Southern Methodist University, Simmons School of Education
Dr. Sherril English joined the faculty of the Simmons School of Education and Human Development as an assistant clinical professor after serving in many roles throughout Simmons including Project Coordinator for the Early Learning in Mathematics kindergarten research study, member of the Department of Teaching and Learning faculty search and recruitment committee, and student teaching/intern supervisor.

Her 30-year educational background spans multiple teaching positions from elementary schools to college. For eight years prior to joining SMU, she served as Principal of Dallas' St. Philip's School and Community Center. Currently, Dr. English teaches undergraduate and graduate students, supervises beginning teachers in Dallas Independent School District, and provides collaborative support on school culture to nonprofits and schools in the West Dallas area. She also offers guidance to students and assists educators in navigating the early preparation process for post-secondary education by fostering academic achievement, supporting parental engagement, and providing information about college planning and financial aid.

Watch the SEB Master Class Video