Leveraging SEL to Transform Schools
At Social Success in Schools® we believe in leaning into change with a curious mind and an open heart. Our mission is to join the SEL community committed to supporting schools in implementing a trauma-informed, equity-driven SEL approach to foster staff, student, and family well-being, engagement, voice, and agency. Together, we will build authentic school-family-community partnerships to cultivate a sense of belonging to enact systemic change. We will walk along-side our schools and communities to co-learn and co-create brave and trusting spaces to champion efforts to educate the happy, healthy hearts and minds of all children. We will do so with passionate energy and a compassionate heart at its center. We make the promise to research and reveal evidence-based practices to bring forth effective and sustainable SEL resources to help schools transform into more caring, inclusive, and just learning environments where all students thrive.
Together, we got this!
What Makes Us Different
We are educators with real experience in the field of education. We see what’s missing in education and are ready to support school communities in adopting a trauma-informed, equity-driven, justice-oriented SEL approach to transform their schools and experience lasting results.
1. Social Success in Schools® is the only online All-in-One professional learning training program geared at implementing Transformative SEL.
Our K-12 Transformative SEL Program is aligned with CASEL’s Theory of Action and includes clear-cut steps to embed a trauma-informed, equity-driven SEL approach into the natural learning environment of your school culture and climate.
2. Highly customizable program.
Our program can either stand on its own or complement SEL initiatives you are currently implementing in your school.
3. Social Success in Schools® is sustainable.
Unlike other programs, your membership provides you with THREE YEARS of access to our program. We recognize this is a marathon not a sprint and anything worth doing takes time. Our program helps schools get their SEL initiative going and keep it going. In this way, your SEL momentum can remain strong even as the faculty changes.
4. Our program includes all training videos and guidebooks in one user-friendly members-only portal for the entire school community to access.
Schools don’t need to rely on sending a few administrators or staff to trainings in hopes that they will return and successfully implement a program school-wide.
5. The program costs include continuing support.
Your membership includes ongoing consultation and support from certified SEL experts. No investing in expensive consultants.
6. Social Success in Schools® is flexible.
Participants can access training anytime, anywhere, and on any device.
About our founder and
A passionate pioneer in the field of education, Jeanne is a dedicated advocate for ensuring all children live and learn in more caring, inclusive, and just schools and societies. Her energy, enthusiasm, and expertise have fueled her desire to support schools in elevating their mission to educate the whole child with the use of Transformative SEL.
“Transformative SEL is a justice-oriented framework to guide school communities in adopting a trauma-informed, equity-driven SEL approach to support the collective action of a school community to educate the whole child and cultivate systemic change. It is a systematic process for building the social-emotional capacity of both youth and adults to create more caring, inclusive, and just schools and societies.”
-Social Success in Schools®
Jeanne has been working in K-12 schools for 20 years. She is a life-long learner and is currently a Ph.D. candidate for Transformative Leadership, Education, and Applied Research in Psychology and Counseling at Lesley University. Her research is rooted in social justice and is centered on investigating what professional learning, skills, mindsets, and resources K-12 educators need to leverage Transformative SEL to ensure all students gain equitable access to the benefits of social-emotional learning.
She holds a dual certification in SEL Instruction and Transformative Leadership through the Academy of Social-Emotional Learning in Schools from Rutgers University and The College of Saint Elizabeth. She is also a Certified Trauma & Resilience Practitioner-Education through Starr Commonwealth.
Social Success in Schools® is
a grassroots project
Put into action & supported by many. Click below to see what our educators are saying.
SOCIAL SUCCESS IN SCHOOLS® TEAM
The Academy of Social-Emotional Learning in Schools
(Rutgers University and College of Saint Elizabeth) http://community.www.sel.cse.edu
Lesley University Psychology and Counseling Cohort and Doctoral Faculty
Special Olympics of Massachusetts
Jessica Scharber: Marketing and Automation
Jyll Da-ao: Virtual Assistant
Erin Roddy: Graphic Designer
Angela Woiwode: Editor/Copywriter
Terry Duenas & Amar Rambhadjan: Video Production Cape Cod Community Media Center www.capemedia.org
Maya Matthis and Ahsan Iqbal: Whiteboard/2D Video Creation
Laura Bowen: Photographer
Barnstable Intermediate School Staff
Kindness Rocks Project- Megan Murphy www.thekindnessrocksproject.com
Lee Jenkins- www.ltojconsulting.com
Tim Kowalski- www.socialpragmatics.com
Dr. Ross Greene- Collaborative and Proactive Solutions http://www.livesinthebalance.org
Bestseller Blueprint- Steve Harrison and Jack Canfield www.bestsellerblueprintsystems.com
Sponsor Concierge- Linda Hollander www.sponsorconcierge.com
And last but most certainly not least-special appreciation to all our family, friends, co-workers, and Super Fans! As they say…it takes a village and thank you for being ours!
“I have been working with Jeanne Baskin for 15 years. Her dedication and expertise is invaluable and we couldn’t be more supportive of her venture to make a greater impact in the field of social-emotional learning. This work is essential. Social Success in Schools® is helping schools bring forth best practices that can make the job of an educator more impactful and rewarding. Bringing these professional development resources into your school is key if you want to fully implement SEL with success.”
-Kathleen Murtaugh; School Counselor
“Our children are facing many challenges living in today’s world. Now more than ever we need to arm our kids with those essential life skills, social skills, and character traits that ultimately create well-rounded human beings ready to tackle life. I am thrilled that school communities now have training tools to guide them in this important mission. Social Success in Schools® is a must in helping schools, homes, and communities flourish.”
–Jennifer Caddigan; parent
“We met Coach Baskin when my autistic daughter was in the fourth grade. She not only provided my daughter with a sports experience but more importantly helped her to gain social skills and character traits in order to be able to interact with others. She created an environment to socialize and acknowledged families not just athletes. Coach Baskin believes in community and I’m grateful she is on this mission to bring Social Success in Schools® across the nation.”
-Julie Clymer; parent
“We LOVE Coach Baskin! She has helped our son achieve his full potential and we are thankful for the super work she is doing to teach all kids these important life skills. Social Success in Schools® is a timely and necessary mission that could benefit all kids.”
-Cheryl Barker; parent
“Coach Baskin had been helping school communities foster the important like skills of social-emotional learning in the classroom and on the field for almost two decades. Her knowledge, passion, and dedication to bringing Social Success in Schools® is palatable and it is my hope that these imperative professional development resources reach schools all across the nation.”
-Michelle Kjoller; Coach and Special Education Teacher
“Social Success in Schools® allows educators and students to harness valuable professional development resources that help to eliminate the guess work and time intensive planning which often causes frustration and interferes with successful implementation. As educators we do this work each and every day and we owe it to ourselves and our students to provide the tools and knowledge needed to truly build awareness and put into action social-emotional learning.”
-Tony Morrison; High School Principal