9 08, 2018

5 SEL Activities to Help Students Overcome Back-to-School Anxiety

By | 2018-06-28T17:43:20+00:00 August 9th, 2018|Helpful Ideas, SEL|0 Comments

Back-to-school can be exciting — and nerve-racking — for students. Will I like my teachers? Will I make new friends? Will I be able to keep up with the course material? Anxiety felt by students can quickly become overwhelming. Social and emotional learning (SEL) can teach students to effectively manage their emotions and reduce insecurities. [...]

26 07, 2018

The ROI of SEL Just Might Surprise You

By | 2018-07-25T19:32:50+00:00 July 26th, 2018|Helpful Ideas, SEL|0 Comments

Schools and out-of-school programs across the nation are prioritizing social and emotional learning (SEL) to build the critical skills students need to succeed in school and beyond. Research shows that effective SEL programming can lead to improved grades, higher attendance rates, and better behavior. But with ever-tightening budgets, district and program leaders often wonder — [...]

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 [...]