18 10, 2018

Integrating Social-Emotional Learning Isn’t Easy. Here’s How It’s Done

By | 2018-10-12T19:48:27+00:00 October 18th, 2018|Helpful Ideas, SEL|0 Comments

As seen in Education Week "Social-emotional learning has helped me to realize that even though bad things happen to me...to always keep my head up, make good decisions, and take charge for the things that happen in my life." - Oscar Liz, Junior, Urban Assembly School for Collaborative Healthcare Oscar's thoughts represent what we want [...]

11 10, 2018

4 Ways To Teach Digital Citizenship Through SEL

By | 2018-10-09T16:44:28+00:00 October 11th, 2018|Helpful Ideas, SEL|0 Comments

Some say the Internet is like “a world passing notes in a classroom.” But unlike the classroom, what gets posted online is permanent, highly visible, and easily traced back to an author. In today’s digital world, students are constantly making decisions about how to behave online. Teaching them to be responsible digital citizens can ensure [...]

27 09, 2018

The Many Ways SEL Can Enhance Makerspace Learning

By | 2018-09-21T19:10:05+00:00 September 27th, 2018|Helpful Ideas, SEL|0 Comments

Bang! Crash! Whack! Thump! Students across the country are creating, innovating, and experimenting through makerspace learning. Makerspaces teach students important science, technology, engineering, arts, and math (STEAM) skills in a hands-on, creative, and engaging way. While students are busy testing and tinkering, they are also learning important social and emotional skills. In fact, social and [...]

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 [...]

16 08, 2018

Aperture Education Launches Social Emotional Learning Assessment for High School Students

By | 2018-08-15T15:57:54+00:00 August 16th, 2018|Press Releases|0 Comments

The Devereux Student Strengths Assessment-High School Edition (DESSA-HSE) is designed specifically to support SEL for students in grades 9-12 Charlotte N.C. (Aug. 15, 2018) — Aperture Education, a leading provider of social-emotional learning assessments and interventions for students in grades K-8, is launching a high school version of its award-winning system. The Devereux Student Strengths [...]

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. [...]