Case Study

“Social emotional development for teachers”: An innovative program to improve teacher well-being in El Salvador

This case study was collected as part of Teachers in Crisis Contexts (TiCC) Event Series to share compelling examples of programs and practices that positively influence improvements in teachers’ work conditions and teaching practice.  For more case studies, click here.


As part of the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC)-funded Strengthening the National Education System Program, FHI 360 is building social-emotional capacity of teachers through targeted social-emotional learning strategies and mindfulness practices to reduce stress levels and increase effectiveness of classroom management. Social Emotional Development for Teachers Program participants include over 3,000 primary and secondary teachers as well as principals who also have teaching duties. The Program integrates two evidence-based social-emotional frameworks to create a customized professional development opportunity tailored to the social-emotional needs of Salvadoran teachers.