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About Meaghan Dunham

Meaghan is the Marketing Coordinator for Aperture Education, LLC. With over 8 years experience in public and private school settings, Meaghan brings a unique perspective to the Aperture team.
1 02, 2018

How SEL Can Help ELL/Immigrant Students and Educators’ Ability to Support Them

By | 2018-01-29T18:53:05+00:00 February 1st, 2018|Helpful Ideas, SEL|0 Comments

Use SEL to Ease the Transition for ELL and Immigrant Students It’s not surprising that many educators struggle to understand and address the challenges English language learner (ELL) and immigrant students face. But it’s important to try, since these students’ experiences often create special learning needs. Many ELL and immigrant students are abruptly dropped into [...]

25 01, 2018

4 Ways SEL Supports Special Education Students

By | 2018-01-26T14:56:23+00:00 January 25th, 2018|Helpful Ideas, Research, SEL|0 Comments

The increasing awareness and research behind social and emotional learning (SEL) is shining light on a truth that special education teachers have long known: Building supportive relationships, increasing self-efficacy, and helping students learn how to manage their emotions are factors critical to student success. All students can benefit from SEL, yet as special education teachers [...]

18 01, 2018

 Strengthen Your MTSS and PBIS Frameworks With SEL

By | 2018-03-13T15:16:37+00:00 January 18th, 2018|Helpful Ideas, SEL|0 Comments

Last fall, we provided tips and strategies to help you incorporate Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) into your MTSS and PBIS frameworks. But SEL can go beyond supporting interventions and instruction — social and emotional data also can be a powerful tool for gaining insight into students’ specific needs and guiding decision-making. Data is the [...]

11 01, 2018

How Mindfulness Fits into the SEL Framework

By | 2018-01-08T16:03:18+00:00 January 11th, 2018|Helpful Ideas, SEL|0 Comments

How Mindfulness Fits into the SEL Framework Schools are increasingly recognizing the power of social and emotional skills and their positive impact on students’ success. As such, new programs are being developed to encourage social and emotional skill development, including things like self-management and empathy. Social and emotional learning (SEL) and mindfulness are highly complimentary [...]

4 01, 2018

SEL Assessments vs Surveys: What You Need to Know

By | 2018-03-13T20:15:03+00:00 January 4th, 2018|Helpful Ideas, Research, SEL|0 Comments

As Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) continues to grow in prominence, more and more states and districts are adopting SEL standards. Just as with academics, SEL standards ensure accountability and help educators plan, implement, and assess student learning. For this reason, schools need access to well-researched, evidence-based assessments that align to SEL best practices and [...]

28 12, 2017

3 Ways to Reinforce Digital Citizenship with SEL

By | 2017-12-27T14:56:23+00:00 December 28th, 2017|Helpful Ideas, SEL|0 Comments

Technology has transformed nearly every aspect of our lives — and schools are no exception. It deeply impacts how students learn, access information, and communicate and interact with others. Social and emotional skills are critical to helping students learn how to be good digital citizens. These skills give students the tools they need to navigate [...]

21 12, 2017

4 Tips to Recharge This Winter Break

By | 2017-12-21T16:05:42+00:00 December 21st, 2017|Helpful Ideas, SEL|0 Comments

Homework for Educators: Recharge Over Winter Break to Avoid Burnout For educators, it’s almost second nature to make sacrifices for students. Every year, you make a physical and emotional investment to support your school and students and ensure they succeed. Yet, without a healthy work-life balance, many educators experience high levels of stress, which may [...]

14 12, 2017

Building Social Awareness through SEL Activities That Explore Holiday Traditions

By | 2017-12-08T19:27:04+00:00 December 14th, 2017|Fun, SEL|0 Comments

4 SEL Activities That Explore Holiday Traditions It’s hard to believe another holiday season is upon us. The days are getting shorter, and schools will soon let out for winter break. But before the last bell rings, take the opportunity to teach students important social and emotional skills while they learn about December holidays around [...]