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10 12, 2020

10 SEL Activities for Educators to De-Stress Over Winter Break

By |2020-12-04T18:56:50+00:00December 10th, 2020|Adult SEL, SEL|Comments Off on 10 SEL Activities for Educators to De-Stress Over Winter Break

Educators, we know you’ve had a tough year. In addition to the normal stress that comes with teaching, you are also faced with the challenges of online and distance learning, helping students cope with grief and loss, and disruptions to your personal lives. We know these are just a few of the big challenges you [...]

18 11, 2020

10 Tips to Help Students Manage Anxiety and Stress During the Holidays

By |2020-11-18T20:26:44+00:00November 18th, 2020|SEL Integration, SEL Lessons/Activities|Comments Off on 10 Tips to Help Students Manage Anxiety and Stress During the Holidays

While holidays can be a welcome break from assignments and school, this year’s holiday season will look different due to the pandemic. Many families won’t be able to travel or meet in large groups, holiday traditions will be altered, and students may not get to spend time with loved ones. The pandemic has also caused [...]

7 10, 2020

Aperture Education Updates its DESSA Comprehensive SEL System

By |2020-10-09T12:49:33+00:00October 7th, 2020|Press Releases|Comments Off on Aperture Education Updates its DESSA Comprehensive SEL System

New features include non-binary gender descriptions, colorful graphs for easy data visualization, and a more intuitive process to input social-emotional learning (SEL) dataCharlotte N.C. (October 6, 2020) — Aperture Education, a leading provider of social-emotional assessments and intervention strategies for schools, has updated its DESSA Comprehensive SEL System to make it more intuitive for educators [...]

10 08, 2020

Aperture Education Partners with Move This World to Provide its Customers with Additional Social-Emotional Learning Strategies

By |2020-10-07T13:43:20+00:00August 10th, 2020|Press Releases|Comments Off on Aperture Education Partners with Move This World to Provide its Customers with Additional Social-Emotional Learning Strategies

Partnership allows Aperture customers to access short videos from Move This World to teach social emotional skills to students.Charlotte N.C. (Aug. 10, 2020) — Social-emotional learning (SEL) companies Aperture Education and Move This World have partnered to provide Aperture’s customers with additional resources to support the development of students’ social-emotional skills. Aperture customers can now [...]

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|Comments Off on Best Practices for Writing SEL Goals for IEPs

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 |2020-10-12T15:55:09+00:00January 16th, 2020|DESSA, SEL, SEL Data, SEL Integration, Student Equity|Comments Off on How to Support Spanish-speaking Students with SEL Assessment Data

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 [...]

19 12, 2019

Supporting Students and Educators Through the Holidays with SEL

By |2019-12-16T16:52:17+00:00December 19th, 2019|SEL Integration|Comments Off on Supporting Students and Educators Through the Holidays with SEL

Many students and teachers welcome the holiday season and the break it brings from instruction, testing, and homework after a busy fall. But the holidays can also bring anxiety and stress. Students feel the pressure just as much as adults, and some do not feel comfort and joy during the holidays. Social and emotional [...]

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|Comments Off on Aperture Education and COMET Make It Easy to Collect and Use SEL Data to Improve Student Outcomes

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 [...]