10 09, 2020

Supporting Our Most Vulnerable Students with SEL

By |2020-09-16T20:11:52+00:00September 10th, 2020|SEL, SEL Lessons/Activities|Comments Off on Supporting Our Most Vulnerable Students with SEL

A growing population of students in the United States face increased risk due to a range of environmental factors and behaviors. These children are more likely to struggle academically, which can lead to dropping out of school and lifelong economic hardship.Every day, schools work to help these vulnerable students overcome adversity and achieve positive academic [...]

20 08, 2020

Don’t Wait to Build an Inclusive, Supportive Learning Environment

By |2020-08-22T17:59:06+00:00August 20th, 2020|SEL, SEL Lessons/Activities|Comments Off on Don’t Wait to Build an Inclusive, Supportive Learning Environment

This school year will most likely not be “business as usual.” So much is in flux, and there are many unknowns. Will students learn in-person, remotely, or a through a hybrid of both? How will school practices change? What will our new routines look like? It is difficult to plan for the unknown. But as we [...]

13 08, 2020

It’s Here! Check Out Our 2020 Back-to-School Guide

By |2020-08-22T17:29:41+00:00August 13th, 2020|SEL Lessons/Activities|Comments Off on It’s Here! Check Out Our 2020 Back-to-School Guide

What a year!We are so impressed by educators. When schools closed and shifted to remote instruction last spring, you adapted and nearly overnight moved entire classrooms online. You tapped into your own resilience and found creative ways to continue students’ academic instruction and nurture their social-emotional functioning.In fact, many educators found that social and emotional [...]

6 08, 2020

Build Resiliency During Uncertain Times with SEL

By |2020-08-07T02:41:39+00:00August 6th, 2020|Distance Learning, SEL, SEL Lessons/Activities|Comments Off on Build Resiliency During Uncertain Times with SEL

Like every back-to-school season, educators are busy preparing lessons and routines for when students return  in the fall. But this year is different. Schools are grappling with many unknowns — new school policies, a potential return to virtual learning, homeschool options, and other pandemic-related challenges.Social and emotional learning (SEL) can help you navigate the uncertainty, [...]

30 07, 2020

10 Tips to Help Students Manage Stress

By |2020-07-24T12:23:12+00:00July 30th, 2020|SEL, SEL Lessons/Activities|Comments Off on 10 Tips to Help Students Manage Stress

During these uncertain times, it is critical that educators find ways to effectively manage and reduce stress. It is also critical that we help students do the same.  Just like with adults, if students’ stress goes unmanaged, it can lead to anxiety and depression and can cause harmful physical effects. It can also increase students’ risk [...]

23 07, 2020

10 Tips to Help Educators Manage Stress During Difficult Times

By |2020-07-23T02:24:50+00:00July 23rd, 2020|Adult SEL, SEL|Comments Off on 10 Tips to Help Educators Manage Stress During Difficult Times

Educators, we know you have a lot on your plates right now. Besides the normal preparation required for back to school, you  are most likely planning for at least some online and distance learning, cancelled school events, and disruptions to your personal lives. We know these are just a few of the big challenges you [...]

16 07, 2020

5 Ways to Build Strong Teacher-Student Relationships with SEL

By |2020-07-23T02:08:30+00:00July 16th, 2020|Uncategorized|Comments Off on 5 Ways to Build Strong Teacher-Student Relationships with SEL

As an educator, one of the strongest impressions you can make on students is how you make them feel. When students feel their teachers care about them and want what’s best for them, they are more likely to engage, work hard, and cooperate.  The opposite is also true: When students lack strong, supportive relationships with their [...]

9 07, 2020

Create an Inclusive, Supportive School Culture — Even (and Especially) During Distance Learning

By |2020-08-04T13:52:06+00:00July 9th, 2020|Distance Learning, SEL, SEL and Families|Comments Off on Create an Inclusive, Supportive School Culture — Even (and Especially) During Distance Learning

Close your eyes and ask yourself, “What does a positive school culture actually look like?”  Is it a place where staff, students, and families feel connected, supported, and involved in ensuring the school is meeting all students’ learning needs? Is it an environment where teachers have enough time to plan their lessons and have access to [...]