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6 12, 2018

5 Ways to Support Students During the Holidays with SEL

By | 2018-11-30T15:16:26+00:00 December 6th, 2018|Helpful Ideas, SEL|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 [...]

22 11, 2018

4 Grants and Programs For SEL Funding (And They’re Available Right Now!)

By | 2018-11-16T20:42:18+00:00 November 22nd, 2018|Helpful Ideas, SEL|0 Comments

Funding is always top-of-mind for schools looking to implement social and emotional learning (SEL). So, we stay on top of available funding sources that can be used to support and supplement SEL programs. Take a look at this fresh list of potential SEL funding sources and see if any fit your needs. Pay close attention [...]

8 11, 2018

How to Achieve Equity in SEL Assessments

By | 2018-11-02T19:51:26+00:00 November 8th, 2018|Helpful Ideas, Legislative, SEL|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 | 2018-11-01T20:20:38+00:00 October 25th, 2018|Fun, Helpful Ideas, SEL|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 | 2018-09-08T03:28:30+00:00 September 13th, 2018|Helpful Ideas, SEL|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 [...]

6 09, 2018

6 Bite-Size SEL Activities to Fill Time Between Lessons

By | 2018-08-17T17:07:18+00:00 September 6th, 2018|Fun, Helpful Ideas, SEL|0 Comments

Got five minutes before your next lesson starts? Use it to teach social and emotional learning (SEL)! There are many ways to incorporate SEL into your daily practice — even during those few minutes between lessons. Try out these bite-size SEL activities to make good use of free time and promote students’ social and emotional [...]

23 08, 2018

3 Ways SEL Can Support Trauma-Informed Practices

By | 2018-08-17T16:55:34+00:00 August 23rd, 2018|Helpful Ideas, SEL|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 | 2018-06-28T17:43:20+00:00 August 9th, 2018|Helpful Ideas, SEL|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. [...]