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5 07, 2018

[Infographic] Academic Benefits of SEL

By | 2018-07-06T12:41:19+00:00 July 5th, 2018|Helpful Ideas, Research, SEL|0 Comments

Districts and schools across the country recognize the importance of social and emotional learning (SEL). Today’s schools are comprised of a diverse student body from different cultures and ethnicities, and with different learning needs. SEL provides a framework to ensure safe and supportive learning environments for all students. There are academic benefits to SEL, too. [...]

24 05, 2018

3 Strategies for Building Relationships with Students

By | 2018-07-10T16:25:24+00:00 May 24th, 2018|Helpful Ideas, SEL|0 Comments

 As an educator, one of the strongest impressions you can make on students is how you make them feel. When students feel their teachers care about them and want what’s best for them, they are more likely to engage, work hard and cooperate. The opposite is also true: When students lack strong relationships with their teachers [...]

7 05, 2018

Integrating and Measuring Social Emotional Learning Programs

By | 2018-05-04T18:44:53+00:00 May 7th, 2018|Helpful Ideas, SEL|0 Comments

Our friends at Kickboard recently posted, “How to Integrate & Measure Social Emotional Learning Programs.” Nova Biro, SEL Consultant at Kickboard, writes about the critical impact social emotional learning has for our youth and how these skills are increasingly being implemented in schools across the country. However, Nova poses the question, “How do schools know [...]

29 03, 2018

How Can SEL Support Restorative Practices?

By | 2018-03-26T19:46:29+00:00 March 29th, 2018|Helpful Ideas, Research, SEL|0 Comments

SEL in Practice: Resolving Conflicts through Restorative Justice Sometimes, good intentions can work against you. Research shows that when punitive practices such as expulsion and suspension are used too frequently, schools/programs are actually less safe, have lower academic achievement and face increased dropout rates. For these reasons, organizations are moving away from punitive forms of [...]

28 02, 2018

Kickboard and Aperture Education Partner to Help Schools Use Student Behavior Data to Measure Social Emotional Learning

By | 2018-02-28T19:04:28+00:00 February 28th, 2018|Press Releases|0 Comments

Partnership focuses on helping schools collect, monitor and analyze student social and emotional skill and behavior data  Charlotte N.C. (Feb. 28, 2018) — Social-emotional learning (SEL) company Aperture Education and Kickboard, which provides technology and coaching for school culture initiatives, have partnered to help schools collect, monitor and analyze data on 40 student behaviors that [...]

7 12, 2017

Looking for a Social and Emotional Assessment? Evo SEL Aligns with Many Popular SEL Programs!

By | 2017-12-19T14:49:27+00:00 December 7th, 2017|Helpful Ideas, Research, SEL|0 Comments

Improve Your SEL Program with Actionable, Evidence-Based Data Assessments are integral to any social and emotional learning (SEL) program. Data is a powerful tool to help educators identify students’ needs and, through progress monitoring, strengthen the quality of instruction. Assessments also can be used to help school or program leadership evaluate the effectiveness and ROI [...]

9 11, 2017

How are States Incorporating SEL into their ESSA Frameworks?

By | 2018-01-30T17:46:25+00:00 November 9th, 2017|Helpful Ideas, Legislative, SEL|0 Comments

There are many ways states have integrated social and emotional learning (SEL) in their new Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) plans. Here is a snapshot of the ways a few states ─ Illinois, Washington, and Wisconsin ─ are embedding SEL in their ESSA plans. Consider these examples as you think through ways to expand your [...]

19 10, 2017

How to Secure Funding for Your Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) Program

By | 2017-10-18T19:33:54+00:00 October 19th, 2017|Helpful Ideas, Research, SEL|0 Comments

SEL provides many benefits, including increased academic performance, decreased negative behaviors, and long-term economic gains to society. More and more states, districts, and afterschool organizations are rolling out SEL programs to better support students. Yet like most initiatives, SEL programs need sustainable funding. To help ensure you have the funds you need to support your [...]