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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 [...]

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, [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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!) [...]

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 [...]