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 [...]

22 03, 2018

[Student Activity] Teach Students Problem-Solving Skills with SEL

By | 2018-04-04T18:49:42+00:00 March 22nd, 2018|Fun, Helpful Ideas, SEL|0 Comments

We make decisions every day. We set goals, encounter challenges, and find ways to work through obstacles toward a solution. Some problems are easy, like deciding what color shirt to wear. Other problems are more complex and require deeper problem-solving skills. According to the National Association of Colleges and Employers’ (NACE) Job Outlook 2018 survey, problem-solving [...]

15 03, 2018

4 Reasons to Start the School Day with Morning Meetings

By | 2018-03-12T16:15:34+00:00 March 15th, 2018|Helpful Ideas, Research, SEL|0 Comments

Have you considered implementing morning meetings in your school or class? You should. Schools benefit from this practice in many ways. The quick, 20-minute sessions strengthen the teacher-student connection; reduce bullying, absences, and behavior incidents; and improve school culture. Here are the four key components of morning meetings and ways meetings reinforce social and emotional [...]

8 03, 2018

How Early Can Youth Begin Learning SEL? (It May Be Earlier Than You Think!)

By | 2018-03-08T15:53:05+00:00 March 8th, 2018|Helpful Ideas, Research, SEL|0 Comments

DECA/DESSA Blog Series, Part I This is the first 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 DECA and DESSA. How Early Can You Start SEL? (Earlier Than You Think!) [...]

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 [...]

22 02, 2018

How are States Incorporating SEL into their ESSA Frameworks?

By | 2018-02-15T19:57:34+00:00 February 22nd, 2018|Helpful Ideas, Legislative, SEL|0 Comments

How States are Incorporating SEL into their ESSA Frameworks — Part Two The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) provides valuable funding opportunities for social and emotional learning (SEL), and states are prioritizing SEL in different ways. This week we are looking at how three states — Colorado, Kansas, and Pennsylvania — are embedding SEL into [...]

15 02, 2018

Take Action! Use SEL Data to Create Tailored Interventions

By | 2018-02-14T14:31:46+00:00 February 15th, 2018|Helpful Ideas, SEL|0 Comments

We all know the saying: What’s assessed gets addressed. Social and emotional learning (SEL) data gives educators critical insight into why a student is struggling — information that traditional measures alone, such as attendance and behavior incidents, don’t provide. Take action on your SEL data by using it to identify students who need additional supports, [...]

8 02, 2018

Meeting ESSA Title IV Requirements with the DESSA

By | 2018-02-07T15:35:18+00:00 February 8th, 2018|Helpful Ideas, Legislative, SEL|0 Comments

Meet ESSA Title IV SEL Requirements It happens every spring. As schools begin planning next year’s budgets, we are approached with questions from educators who are sold on Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) and are looking for ways to fund it for the following year. We’ve previously shared tips on how to leverage Title IV [...]