17 05, 2018

[Infographic] Achieve SEL Success with 6 Critical Steps to Implementation

By | 2018-05-16T17:44:46+00:00 May 17th, 2018|Helpful Ideas, SEL|0 Comments

A recent survey conducted by the Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning (CASEL) revealed that school leaders understand the importance of social and emotional learning (SEL) and why it’s fundamental to students’ success. Yet, it also revealed that many educators need more guidance on how to implement a successful SEL program. Below, we’ve outlined [...]

10 05, 2018

4 Tips for Reducing Test Anxiety in Middle School Students

By | 2018-05-10T15:19:41+00:00 May 10th, 2018|Helpful Ideas, SEL|0 Comments

For better or worse, tests — and the anxiety that comes along with them — are a normal part of our education system. Exams give students the opportunity to demonstrate concept mastery, knowledge, memorization skills, and more. Among their less obvious benefits, tests also provide important opportunities for students to practice healthy ways to manage [...]

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 [...]

3 05, 2018

Promoting Equity Through PBIS and SEL

By | 2018-05-02T19:06:33+00:00 May 3rd, 2018|Helpful Ideas, SEL|0 Comments

Research shows that students of color (especially African-American students) receive significantly higher rates of disciplinary action: more office referrals, more suspensions, and more expulsions. Disciplinary action can have lasting effects on students and may impact their future education, employment, and income. As educators, it is important to implement equitable practices in our schools and communities [...]

26 04, 2018

DECA/DESSA Blog Series, Part III: How Educators Can Help Families Support Their Children’s SEL Development

By | 2018-04-25T12:59:29+00:00 April 26th, 2018|Fun, Helpful Ideas, SEL|0 Comments

Books, Games, and Videos: Activities to Help Families Support SEL Development at Home DECA/DESSA Blog Series, Part III This is the third in a series of posts from Aperture Education’s Senior Research Associate, Jennifer Robitaille. Before joining Aperture Education, Robitaille worked with the Devereux Center for Resilient Children. She has worked extensively on both the [...]

19 04, 2018

12 Social and Emotional Learning Activities

By | 2018-05-03T13:10:39+00:00 April 19th, 2018|Fun, Helpful Ideas, SEL|0 Comments

12 Social and Emotional Learning Activities From reading to arithmetic, social and emotional learning (SEL) can be woven into nearly any subject. There are many ways to reinforce SEL concepts right alongside core academic instruction in classrooms or afterschool programs. Here are 12 activity and lesson ideas — organized by core subject area — to [...]

12 04, 2018

SEL Goals for IEPs

By | 2018-04-13T14:03:50+00:00 April 12th, 2018|Helpful Ideas, SEL|0 Comments

Social and Emotional Goals for IEPs: Why They Are Important and How to Write Them   It’s no secret that students with disabilities can struggle socially and have difficulty managing their emotions. Sometimes these deficits can impact their ability to learn and thrive in the classroom and beyond. Since 1975, schools have used Individualized Education [...]

5 04, 2018

DECA/DESSA Blog Series, Part II: Teaching Strategies for Youth’s SEL Development, Infants through 8th Grade

By | 2018-03-26T19:46:17+00:00 April 5th, 2018|Helpful Ideas, Research, SEL|0 Comments

Teach SEL on a Continuum: Ideas to Promote Strong Relationships with Infants – 8th Grade Students DECA/DESSA Blog Series, Part II This is the second in a series of posts from Aperture Education’s Senior Research Associate, Jennifer Robitaille. Before joining Aperture Education, Robitaille worked with the Devereux Center for Resilient Children. She has worked extensively [...]