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6 02, 2020

6 Ways SEL Boosts College and Career Readiness

By |2020-03-17T03:23:37+00:00February 6th, 2020|College and Career Readiness, Research, SEL|Comments Off on 6 Ways SEL Boosts College and Career Readiness

Spring is almost here, and soon students will be taking college entrance exams and planning for life after high school. Research shows most schools are not doing enough to help students succeed after high school. Students often struggle with post-secondary coursework, and many lack the social and emotional skills needed to thrive in higher education [...]

7 11, 2019

4 Thanksgiving-Themed Social and Emotional Activities

By |2020-08-10T17:03:34+00:00November 7th, 2019|SEL, SEL and Families, SEL Integration, SEL Lessons/Activities, Student Equity|Comments Off on 4 Thanksgiving-Themed Social and Emotional Activities

Thanksgiving is a great time to teach and reinforce social and emotional learning (SEL).      Consider how your classroom activities can promote deeper social and emotional skill development, and start new traditions that teach students to celebrate different cultures, that increase social engagement and awareness, and that strengthen relationship skills. Below are four Thanksgiving activities [...]

24 10, 2019

3 Ways SEL Can Reduce Bullying

By |2020-10-19T17:59:13+00:00October 24th, 2019|SEL, SEL Integration, Student Equity|Comments Off on 3 Ways SEL Can Reduce Bullying

Are you doing all you can to reduce incidents of bullying in your school or district? Research suggests that teens bully when they have insufficient self-confidence, social acceptance, respect, and/or feelings of insecurity. Schools continuously work to reduce bullying, but unfortunately there are no fast or easy solutions. In the spirit of National Bullying [...]

27 06, 2019

Customer Q&A: How to Launch a Successful SEL Program by Engaging Staff

By |2019-07-09T16:29:30+00:00June 27th, 2019|DESSA, Program Implementation, SEL, SEL Integration|Comments Off on Customer Q&A: How to Launch a Successful SEL Program by Engaging Staff

We sat down with Jennifer Roberts, principal of Essex Elementary, Manchester Essex Regional School District (MA), to talk about the social and emotional learning (SEL) program she began in her school. We were particularly interested in how she was able to engage staff and gain their support for SEL. Robert’s experiences can provide insight and [...]

15 03, 2018

4 Reasons to Start the School Day with Morning Meetings

By |2020-08-10T17:01:52+00:00March 15th, 2018|SEL Integration, SEL Lessons/Activities|Comments Off on 4 Reasons to Start the School Day with Morning Meetings

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 [...]

15 06, 2017

SEL Starts at Home: Getting Families Involved This Summer

By |2020-08-10T17:06:22+00:00June 15th, 2017|SEL and Families|Comments Off on SEL Starts at Home: Getting Families Involved This Summer

Families are critical partners in developing the social and emotional skills of their children. Getting families involved in the process of teaching social and emotional skills is one of the best ways to promote SEL instruction and support the development of these skills throughout the year. So, before the last bell rings to release students [...]

30 01, 2017

Aperture Education visits Clayton Youth Enrichment Services

By |2019-09-27T14:20:00+00:00January 30th, 2017|Press Releases|Comments Off on Aperture Education visits Clayton Youth Enrichment Services

What a way to kick off the New Year with the training team at Aperture Education! Tatiana Carter (Prestige Achievement) and I recently supported a select group of afterschool educators and site leads in establishing a foundation for social and emotional learning. They say “Everything is bigger in Texas,” and the vision Clayton Youth Enrichment [...]