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31 01, 2019

6 Ways SEL Boosts College and Career Readiness

By | 2019-01-14T18:43:11+00:00 January 31st, 2019|College and Career Readiness, Research, SEL|0 Comments

Spring is just around the corner, and soon students will be taking college entrance exams and planning for life after high school. Unfortunately, research shows that most schools are not adequately preparing students for college and/or their careers. Students often struggle with post-secondary coursework, and many lack the social and emotional skills needed to thrive [...]

17 01, 2019

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

By | 2019-01-28T19:35:33+00:00 January 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 [...]

3 01, 2019

SEL Across the Curriculum: Embed SEL into 4 Common Teaching Practices

By | 2019-01-28T19:15:53+00:00 January 3rd, 2019|SEL Integration|0 Comments

Improve 4 Common Teaching Practices with SEL SEL is a natural part of the learning process: how we feel can affect how we learn, and how we learn can affect how we feel. Many research studies have shown that SEL can improve academic achievement, increasing grades and attendance and reducing behavior incidents. But the school [...]

6 12, 2018

5 Ways to Support Students During the Holidays with SEL

By | 2019-01-28T19:29:40+00:00 December 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 [...]

8 11, 2018

How to Achieve Equity in SEL Assessments

By | 2019-01-28T19:28:45+00:00 November 8th, 2018|Student Equity|0 Comments

Our classrooms are more diverse than ever before, and the ways we teach students are changing. A sweeping effort is being made to deliver a high-quality education to all students regardless of factors like race, ethnicity, income, disability, or learning styles. As we embrace the goal of equity and helping all students achieve, we must [...]

25 10, 2018

3 Reasons You Should Be Teaching SEL in Afterschool Programs

By | 2019-01-28T19:29:00+00:00 October 25th, 2018|Out-of-School Time, SEL Integration|0 Comments

Afterschool and out-of-school programs are more than a safe place for students to go when their parents are at work. Quality programs can reduce risky behaviors and promote healthy well-being while encouraging students to learn, create and express themselves in a flexible environment that encourages exploration. Because of this flexible environment, afterschool and out-of-school programs [...]

13 09, 2018

5 Powerful Ways SEL Can Support the 9th Grade Transition

By | 2019-01-28T19:32:27+00:00 September 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 [...]