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13 06, 2019

16 Social and Emotional Learning Activities

By |2020-03-16T14:24:17+00:00June 13th, 2019|SEL Integration, SEL Lessons/Activities|Comments Off on 16 Social and Emotional Learning Activities

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 [...]

16 05, 2019

Improve Your Second Step SEL Program with Progress Monitoring

By |2019-05-21T13:19:39+00:00May 16th, 2019|DESSA, Program Implementation, SEL|Comments Off on Improve Your Second Step SEL Program with Progress Monitoring

Research shows that when implemented with fidelity, the Second Step program works. To make sure you’re getting the most out of your Second Step program, you must be able to measure the quality of your implementation and if the SEL program is working. If an intervention isn’t improving student outcomes, it’s important to understand [...]

28 02, 2019

How to Differentiate Social and Emotional Learning

By |2019-02-28T17:49:54+00:00February 28th, 2019|SEL Integration|Comments Off on How to Differentiate Social and Emotional Learning

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 |2019-08-05T02:50:22+00:00January 17th, 2019|MTSS/PBIS, SEL Integration|Comments Off on {Infographic} Integrate SEL into Your RtI Framework in 9 Simple Steps

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 [...]

17 12, 2018

Taproot Learning Partners with Aperture Education to Add a Social Emotional Learning Assessment to its Online Curriculum

By |2019-08-13T13:25:22+00:00December 17th, 2018|Press Releases|Comments Off on Taproot Learning Partners with Aperture Education to Add a Social Emotional Learning Assessment to its Online Curriculum

Aperture’s SEL screener, the DESSA-mini, will be integrated into Taproot Learning’s Camp Timber curriculum to measure students’ SEL skills.  Charlotte N.C. (Dec. 17, 2018) — Online SEL curriculum provider Taproot Learning has partnered with Aperture Education to add Aperture’s social-emotional learning (SEL) screener to its Camp Timber curriculum suite.  The partnership allows teachers who are [...]

22 11, 2018

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

By |2019-01-28T19:28:24+00:00November 22nd, 2018|Funding|Comments Off on 4 Grants and Programs For SEL Funding (And They’re Available Right Now!)

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 [...]

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|Comments Off on 5 Powerful Ways SEL Can Support the 9th Grade Transition

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|Comments Off on 3 Ways SEL Can Support Trauma-Informed Practices

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 [...]