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15 08, 2019

3 Ways SEL Can Improve School Safety

By |2019-08-13T15:29:58+00:00August 15th, 2019|Industry Leadership, Research, SEL, SEL Integration|0 Comments

Many forms of violence occur in schools every day — school shootings, bullying, gang violence, and fights are all too common. A number of factors contribute to these violent acts, including mental health issues, dysfunctional environments at home or in the community, bullying, or lack of strong social and emotional skills. Our children deserve [...]

1 08, 2019

Take Action! Use SEL Assessment Data to Tailor Interventions

By |2019-07-31T19:16:15+00:00August 1st, 2019|Program Implementation, SEL, SEL Data, SEL Integration|0 Comments

We all know the saying: What’s assessed gets addressed. Social and emotional learning (SEL) assessments are important because they provide insight into why a student is struggling — information that traditional measures alone, such as attendance and behavior incident reports, don’t provide. But data alone doesn’t automatically create improvement. Take action on your SEL [...]

24 07, 2019

8 Tips to Get Started with SEL Right Now

By |2019-08-09T14:55:15+00:00July 24th, 2019|Funding, Industry Leadership, Program Implementation, SEL, SEL Integration|0 Comments

Do you believe in social and emotional learning (SEL) but just don’t know how to get started? You’re not alone. Many administrators and educators are invested in SEL and want to launch an SEL program, but they don’t know how to take the first steps. If you’re feeling stuck, here are eight things you [...]

13 06, 2019

16 Social and Emotional Learning Activities

By |2019-06-14T19:23:42+00:00June 13th, 2019|SEL Integration, SEL Lessons/Activities|0 Comments

16 Social and Emotional Learning Activities From reading, writing, and arithmetic, social and emotional learning (SEL) can be woven into nearly any subject. Many teachers believe in the importance of teaching students social and emotional skills, but not all are sure how to teach these skills. The good news is that SEL concepts can [...]

16 05, 2019

Improve Your Second Step SEL Program with Progress Monitoring

By |2019-05-21T13:19:39+00:00May 16th, 2019|DESSA, Program Implementation, SEL|0 Comments

Research shows that when implemented with fidelity, the Second Step program works. To make sure you’re getting the most out of your Second Step program, you must be able to measure the quality of your implementation and if the SEL program is working. If an intervention isn’t improving student outcomes, it’s important to understand [...]

28 02, 2019

How to Differentiate Social and Emotional Learning

By |2019-02-28T17:49:54+00:00February 28th, 2019|SEL Integration|0 Comments

Every student has a unique learning style. For example, Charlie is a visual learner and relies on images and cues to help him process information, while Maria learns best with linguistic instruction and needs to read content out loud to understand it. To make things even more complicated, students’ feelings and emotions affect their [...]

17 01, 2019

{Infographic} Integrate SEL into Your RtI Framework in 9 Simple Steps

By |2019-08-05T02:50:22+00:00January 17th, 2019|MTSS/PBIS, SEL Integration|0 Comments

Many educators don’t realize how easy it is to embed social and emotional learning (SEL) into their Response to Intervention (RtI) plan. SEL can strengthen RtI by helping educators be more proactive at identifying and addressing students’ needs. SEL data can shed light on why a student is struggling, and SEL instruction can help students [...]

17 12, 2018

Taproot Learning Partners with Aperture Education to Add a Social Emotional Learning Assessment to its Online Curriculum

By |2019-08-13T13:25:22+00:00December 17th, 2018|Press Releases|0 Comments

Aperture’s SEL screener, the DESSA-mini, will be integrated into Taproot Learning’s Camp Timber curriculum to measure students’ SEL skills.  Charlotte N.C. (Dec. 17, 2018) — Online SEL curriculum provider Taproot Learning has partnered with Aperture Education to add Aperture’s social-emotional learning (SEL) screener to its Camp Timber curriculum suite.  The partnership allows teachers who are [...]