24 10, 2019

3 Ways SEL Can Reduce Bullying

By |2019-10-21T20:02:36+00:00October 24th, 2019|SEL, SEL Integration, Student Equity|0 Comments

Are you doing all you can to reduce incidents of bullying in your school or district? Research suggests that teens bully when they have insufficient self-confidence, social acceptance, respect, and/or feelings of insecurity. Schools continuously work to reduce bullying, but unfortunately there are no fast or easy solutions. In the spirit of National Bullying [...]

17 10, 2019

6 Takeaways from CASEL’s 2019 Social and Emotional Learning Exchange

By |2019-10-25T16:38:42+00:00October 17th, 2019|DESSA, Industry Leadership, SEL|0 Comments

It’s hard to believe that back when I chose education technology as my career path, social and emotional learning (SEL) was relatively new. Many schools were only just beginning to teach students these important skills in a formalized way. Fast forward 12 years, and we’ve seen dramatic changes in how schools are prioritizing SEL. [...]

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 [...]

25 09, 2019

6 Bulletin Board Ideas to Promote Social and Emotional Development

By |2019-10-07T13:48:14+00:00September 25th, 2019|SEL, SEL Integration, SEL Lessons/Activities|0 Comments

This year, social and emotional learning (SEL)-themed bulletin boards seem to be everywhere! From teaching kindness to building confidence, these boards can do a lot to promote SEL. Here are six of our favorite bulletin boards that promote students’ social and emotional development. Save this list and try out different boards throughout the school [...]

12 09, 2019

10 Conferences in 2019-2020 to Up Your SEL Knowledge

By |2019-09-18T15:24:44+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 [...]

11 09, 2019

Aperture Education Announces Partnership with Dovetail Learning

By |2019-09-12T16:43:57+00:00September 11th, 2019|Press Releases|0 Comments

Aperture’s social-emotional learning assessments and Dovetail’s training and consulting services together support social-emotional learning in schools Charlotte N.C. (Aug. 22, 2019) — To help Dovetail Learning’s customers determine students’ SEL needs and target instruction, the company is recommending Aperture Education’s DESSA SEL assessment to its customers. The DESSA will also help Dovetail Learning’s customers measure [...]

5 09, 2019

SEL for Educators: Strengthen Your SEL Teaching Practices with EdSERT

By |2019-09-04T16:46:13+00:00September 5th, 2019|Adult SEL, Professional Development, SEL|0 Comments

Educators, like students, benefit from enhanced social and emotional skills. We expect educators to teach these important skills to students, but not all feel prepared to successfully deliver SEL programming. All educators can benefit from increasing their understanding of social and emotional learning (SEL) as well as their own social and emotional competence. Strong [...]

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 [...]