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23 01, 2020

Best Practices for Writing SEL Goals for IEPs

By |2020-03-16T14:12:32+00:00January 23rd, 2020|Research, SEL in Special Education|0 Comments

Best Practices for Writing SEL Goals for IEPs  It’s no secret that students with disabilities can struggle socially and have difficulty managing their emotions. Sometimes these deficits can impact their ability to learn and thrive in the classroom and beyond. Individualized Education Programs (IEPs) are used to support students with special needs. They outline [...]

16 01, 2020

How to Support Spanish-speaking Students with SEL Assessment Data

By |2020-03-03T21:37:11+00:00January 16th, 2020|DESSA, SEL, SEL Data, SEL Integration, Student Equity|0 Comments

When it comes to supporting Spanish-speaking students and English-language learners (ELLs), which is more important: academic supports, or social and emotional learning (SEL)? Research shows that improving the social-emotional well-being of language learners may be just as important as academic instructional supports.SEL can help address many key concerns that may be impacting ELL students’ ability [...]

28 11, 2019

Aperture Education and COMET Make It Easy to Collect and Use SEL Data to Improve Student Outcomes

By |2020-01-24T16:05:54+00:00November 28th, 2019|DESSA, Industry Leadership, SEL, SEL Data|0 Comments

Aperture Education is excited about a new partnership with COMET that supports our social and emotional learning (SEL) data collection and data-driven decision-making for educators! COMET helps schools with data management and using data for continuous improvement. Together, we are helping schools and out-of-school organizations streamline SEL data collection and take action on the data [...]

10 10, 2019

SEL and Preventative Mental Health: Fast Facts and Ideas for Maximizing Supports

By |2019-10-10T20:09:27+00:00October 10th, 2019|SEL, SEL Integration|0 Comments

Educators are always looking for ways to improve mental health services for students. They also know that social and emotional learning (SEL) is important for students and can enhance their health and academic, social, and emotional success. Where do preventative mental health supports and SEL overlap, and what are their differences? There is some [...]

12 09, 2019

10 Conferences in 2019-2020 to Up Your SEL Knowledge

By |2020-03-03T21:31:27+00:00September 12th, 2019|Professional Development, SEL|0 Comments

Conferences can be an invaluable way to enhance your professional practices. Engaging sessions can increase motivation and teach you new skills and practices to bring back to your district, school, or classroom. More and more conferences are focusing on social and emotional learning (SEL). This is great news, because this trend can help you [...]

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 [...]

13 06, 2019

16 Social and Emotional Learning Activities

By |2020-03-16T14:24:17+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 [...]