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14 01, 2021

How Near-Peer Mentors Can Foster SEL and Improve Student Outcomes

By |2021-01-13T18:29:21+00:00January 14th, 2021|SEL, SEL Data|0 Comments

A simple fact: Near-peer mentors are able to connect with students in ways adults may not be able to.The best student mentors provide encouragement, guidance, and support. They are a trustworthy and listening ear, and great at forming meaningful and nurturing relationships with their mentees. They also help students learn and develop the academic, social, [...]

7 01, 2021

4 Ways to Start the New Year Strong

By |2021-01-13T17:54:51+00:00January 7th, 2021|SEL|0 Comments

Even during normal times, both teachers and students need a kick-start after returning from winter break. The long winter months lie ahead, and there is still a lot of teaching to do. Making a few key changes to your instruction and daily routine will help re-energize both you and your students so you finish the [...]

12 11, 2020

3 Tools to Strengthen Your MTSS Framework with SEL

By |2020-11-18T21:56:31+00:00November 12th, 2020|Distance Learning, MTSS/PBIS, SEL, SEL Integration, Student Equity|Comments Off on 3 Tools to Strengthen Your MTSS Framework with SEL

Social and emotional learning (SEL) and Multi-Tiered System of Supports (MTSS) go hand in hand. Developing social-emotional skills in youth has shown to be effective at improving academic outcomes for all students – from the valedictorian to the student most at-risk of dropping out.There are many ways SEL can support your school’s MTSS framework. We’ve [...]

5 11, 2020

COVID-19 Student Support Recovery Grant

By |2020-11-06T18:00:07+00:00November 5th, 2020|Funding, SEL|Comments Off on COVID-19 Student Support Recovery Grant

Funding alert! Get up to $50k to support student mental health with this new grant from the School-Based Healthcare Solutions Network, Inc. The COVID-19 Student Support Recovery Grant is now open to all school districts (including private and charter) and education agencies in order to implement telehealth mental health services for children impacted by school closures due [...]

29 10, 2020

3 Reasons You Need to Provide SEL for Educators Right Now

By |2020-10-28T20:44:24+00:00October 29th, 2020|Adult SEL, Professional Development, SEL, SEL Lessons/Activities|Comments Off on 3 Reasons You Need to Provide SEL for Educators Right Now

Teaching is a difficult job in the best of times, but during the pandemic, many educators are feeling increased stress, anxiety, and pressure.SEL can help!When educators have strong social-emotional skills, they are:more resilient and better equipped to manage stress, the demands of teaching, and students’ needsbetter prepared to teach SEL to studentsable to model social-emotional [...]

15 10, 2020

5 SEL Webinars to Keep Current with Your Professional Learning

By |2020-10-15T17:00:37+00:00October 15th, 2020|Professional Development, SEL, Student Equity|Comments Off on 5 SEL Webinars to Keep Current with Your Professional Learning

The pandemic has limited many of the “typical” ways educators expand their teaching knowledge, collaborate with their peers, and grow professionally. But, the good news is that high-quality virtual professional learning can be an effective way to keep current on professional learning.We’ve put together a list our most popular webinars (live and on-demand) to help [...]

8 10, 2020

Riverside Insights adds the DESSA to its Portfolio of Assessments

By |2020-10-09T12:48:37+00:00October 8th, 2020|Press Releases|Comments Off on Riverside Insights adds the DESSA to its Portfolio of Assessments

The research-based DESSA from Aperture Education provides actionable data to help schools confidently meet students’ individual social-emotional learning needsCharlotte N.C. (Oct. 8, 2020) — Riverside Insights and Aperture Education have partnered to add Aperture’s entirely strengths-based DESSA social-emotional learning assessment to Riverside Insights’ portfolio of trusted assessments for schools. The partnership between the two companies [...]

24 09, 2020

5 Ways to Promote Equity with SEL

By |2020-09-30T20:30:01+00:00September 24th, 2020|DESSA|Comments Off on 5 Ways to Promote Equity with SEL

Educational equity means that “every student has access to the resources and educational rigor they need at the right moment in their education regardless of race, ethnicity, language, disability, family background, or family income.”Creating an equitable classroom where all students can thrive is a complex process. While social and emotional learning (SEL) alone will not [...]