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24 05, 2018

3 Strategies for Building Relationships with Students

By |2019-01-28T19:37:15+00:00May 24th, 2018|SEL Lessons/Activities|Comments Off on 3 Strategies for Building Relationships with Students

 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 |2019-01-28T19:41:59+00:00May 7th, 2018|Research, SEL Data, SEL Integration|Comments Off on Integrating and Measuring Social Emotional Learning Programs

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 |2019-01-29T20:14:46+00:00March 29th, 2018|SEL Integration, Student Equity|Comments Off on How Can SEL Support Restorative Practices?

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 |2020-09-19T18:25:24+00:00February 28th, 2018|Press Releases|Comments Off on Kickboard and Aperture Education Partner to Help Schools Use Student Behavior Data to Measure Social Emotional Learning

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 [...]

7 12, 2017

Looking for a Social and Emotional Assessment? The DESSA System Aligns with Many Popular SEL Programs!

By |2020-09-21T17:01:28+00:00December 7th, 2017|DESSA, Research, SEL Data|Comments Off on Looking for a Social and Emotional Assessment? The DESSA System Aligns with Many Popular SEL Programs!

Improve Your SEL Program with Actionable, Evidence-Based DataAssessments 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 of [...]

9 11, 2017

How are States Incorporating SEL into their ESSA Frameworks?

By |2019-01-29T20:28:31+00:00November 9th, 2017|ESSA, Legislative, SEL Integration|Comments Off on How are States Incorporating SEL into their ESSA Frameworks?

There are many ways states have integrated social and emotional learning (SEL) in their new Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) plans. Here is a snapshot of the ways a few states ─ Illinois, Washington, and Wisconsin ─ are embedding SEL in their ESSA plans. Consider these examples as you think through ways to expand your [...]

21 09, 2017

Don’t Wait for Next Year ― Start Collecting SEL Data Now!

By |2020-10-13T14:38:15+00:00September 21st, 2017|DESSA, SEL Data|Comments Off on Don’t Wait for Next Year ― Start Collecting SEL Data Now!

The days are starting to get cooler, and teachers and students are settling into the swing of the school year. Educators have established classroom routines and are forging ahead through their lesson plans.As you plan for the year ahead, don’t forget to incorporate social and emotional learning (SEL) to actively promote students’ social and emotional [...]

7 09, 2017

How the Proposed 2018 Education Budget Impacts SEL Funding

By |2019-01-29T20:32:57+00:00September 7th, 2017|Funding, Legislative|Comments Off on How the Proposed 2018 Education Budget Impacts SEL Funding

The House Appropriations Committee has approved an education budget that calls for more than $2.4 million in cuts. The reductions are far less than the president’s plan, yet the House bill’s proposed decrease in spending will limit funding for many important education programs ― and this could impact social and emotional learning (SEL). The good [...]