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27 09, 2018

The Many Ways SEL Can Enhance Makerspace Learning

By | 2018-09-21T19:10:05+00:00 September 27th, 2018|Helpful Ideas, SEL|0 Comments

Bang! Crash! Whack! Thump! Students across the country are creating, innovating, and experimenting through makerspace learning. Makerspaces teach students important science, technology, engineering, arts, and math (STEAM) skills in a hands-on, creative, and engaging way. While students are busy testing and tinkering, they are also learning important social and emotional skills. In fact, social and [...]

16 08, 2018

Aperture Education Launches Social Emotional Learning Assessment for High School Students

By | 2018-10-29T17:39:20+00:00 August 16th, 2018|Press Releases|0 Comments

The Devereux Student Strengths Assessment-High School Edition (DESSA-HSE) is designed specifically to support SEL for students in grades 9-12 Charlotte N.C. (Aug. 15, 2018) — Aperture Education, a leading provider of social-emotional learning assessments and interventions for students in grades K-8, is launching a high school version of its award-winning system. The Devereux Student Strengths [...]

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. [...]

24 05, 2018

3 Strategies for Building Relationships with Students

By | 2018-07-10T16:25:24+00:00 May 24th, 2018|Helpful Ideas, SEL|0 Comments

 As an educator, one of the strongest impressions you can make on students is how you make them feel. When students feel their teachers care about them and want what’s best for them, they are more likely to engage, work hard and cooperate. The opposite is also true: When students lack strong relationships with their teachers [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

7 12, 2017

Looking for a Social and Emotional Assessment? Evo SEL Aligns with Many Popular SEL Programs!

By | 2017-12-19T14:49:27+00:00 December 7th, 2017|Helpful Ideas, Research, SEL|0 Comments

Improve Your SEL Program with Actionable, Evidence-Based Data Assessments are integral to any social and emotional learning (SEL) program. Data is a powerful tool to help educators identify students’ needs and, through progress monitoring, strengthen the quality of instruction. Assessments also can be used to help school or program leadership evaluate the effectiveness and ROI [...]