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18 04, 2019

SEL Assessments vs SEL Surveys: Why Research Matters

By |2019-04-16T13:25:54+00:00April 18th, 2019|DESSA, Industry Leadership, Research, SEL|0 Comments

Actionable social-emotional data is an important part of any SEL (social and emotional learning) program. Quality, research-based SEL assessments can help you achieve the best implementation results and can help educators streamline instruction, tailor supports to achieve predefined learning goals, and effectively measure outcomes. But not all SEL assessments are created equal. When selecting [...]

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 |2019-02-26T19:29:15+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 [...]

6 12, 2018

5 Ways to Support Students During the Holidays with SEL

By |2019-01-28T19:29:40+00:00December 6th, 2018|SEL Integration|0 Comments

‘Tis the season to be merry, but the holidays can also bring anxiety and stress. Students feel the pressure just as much as adults, and they often benefit from extra encouragement and help this time of year. Support students through the holidays and the long winter break with social and emotional learning (SEL). Here are [...]

13 09, 2018

5 Powerful Ways SEL Can Support the 9th Grade Transition

By |2019-01-28T19:32:27+00:00September 13th, 2018|College and Career Readiness, SEL Integration|0 Comments

Freshman year can be an exciting time for students, with a new school, opportunities to make new friends, and increasing independence. But it also can be stressful. Rigorous instruction, less structure, and increasing pressures to succeed can become barriers to students’ ability to keep up. Research tells us that the transition from middle to high [...]

23 08, 2018

3 Ways SEL Can Support Trauma-Informed Practices

By |2019-01-28T19:33:03+00:00August 23rd, 2018|SEL Data, SEL Integration, Student Equity|0 Comments

Traumatic events — mass shootings, environmental disasters, reports of neglect and abuse — constantly make top news headlines these days. Many students across our nation are affected by trauma every day. This trauma can have deep and lasting impacts on students’ core beliefs about others, their environment, and themselves. Now more than ever, schools must [...]

9 08, 2018

5 SEL Activities to Help Students Overcome Back-to-School Anxiety

By |2019-01-28T19:33:16+00:00August 9th, 2018|SEL Lessons/Activities|0 Comments

Back-to-school can be exciting — and nerve-racking — for students. Will I like my teachers? Will I make new friends? Will I be able to keep up with the course material? Anxiety felt by students can quickly become overwhelming. Social and emotional learning (SEL) can teach students to effectively manage their emotions and reduce insecurities. [...]