12 07, 2018

Building Self-Esteem and Cultural Awareness Through Music

By | 2018-07-09T15:30:45+00:00 July 12th, 2018|Helpful Ideas, SEL|0 Comments

There are many ways music and social emotional learning (SEL) work together. Teaching students about music and performance promotes important social and emotional skills that will stick with them throughout their lives. Students learn to celebrate diversity, practice mastering emotions, and develop leadership skills. In past posts, we’ve touched on how to integrate SEL into [...]

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. [...]

28 06, 2018

[Infographic] Meet the Needs of All Students with SEL and MTSS

By | 2018-06-28T17:37:58+00:00 June 28th, 2018|Helpful Ideas, Research, SEL|0 Comments

Multi-Tiered System of Supports (MTSS) is all about giving students the supports they need to succeed in school. Many students don’t just need academic support — they also need help developing their social and emotional skills. Learn how to strengthen your MTSS framework by 1) using social and emotional learning (SEL) data to identify students [...]

21 06, 2018

4 SEL Funding Opportunities in the 2018 Federal Education Budget

By | 2018-06-28T17:36:03+00:00 June 21st, 2018|Helpful Ideas, Legislative, SEL|0 Comments

Earlier this spring, Congress passed the Federal Education Budget to fund schools for the remainder of this fiscal year (through September 30, 2018). Surprisingly, many federal education programs received funding increases. This is good news for social and emotional learning (SEL), since more money has opened up to support SEL initiatives. As you plan for [...]

14 06, 2018

7 Videos to Help Educators Practice Mindfulness and De-Stress

By | 2018-06-15T14:56:10+00:00 June 14th, 2018|Helpful Ideas, Research, SEL|0 Comments

We’ve all had that moment: A student is being particularly challenging or stress from the job is reaching a boiling point. For many, the natural reaction is to get angry and want to scream and shout. Education can be an extremely stressful and challenging field to work in. This, coupled with low pay, harsh scrutiny, [...]

7 06, 2018

6 Ways to Connect In-School and Out-of-School Instruction with SEL

By | 2018-06-05T18:25:10+00:00 June 7th, 2018|Helpful Ideas, SEL|0 Comments

Schools have the monumental task of educating youth, and they can’t go at it alone. Out-of-school partners, such as afterschool programs, are an important resource for schools. Yet, school and afterschool programs often lack cohesion and tend to be treated as separate entities. This results in missed opportunities to connect and reinforce lessons learned during [...]

31 05, 2018

[Infographic] 6 Tips for Leading Highly Effective SEL Professional Development

By | 2018-06-15T13:31:04+00:00 May 31st, 2018|Helpful Ideas, SEL|0 Comments

Effective professional development doesn’t start and end on training day. There is a lot of planning and preparation that takes place beforehand. And afterwards, staff need coaching and ongoing support. Follow these steps to ensure your social and emotional (SEL) training is engaging, inspiring, and effective at preparing your staff for sustainable success. Want to [...]

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 [...]