11 07, 2019

5-Minute Quiz: Is Your SEL Assessment Equitable?

By |2019-07-09T16:29:20+00:00July 11th, 2019|SEL, Student Equity|0 Comments

As we consider how to help all students achieve, we must ensure our teaching practices are equitable. A sweeping effort is being made to deliver high-quality education to all students, regardless of race, ethnicity, gender, income, disability, or learning style. Social and emotional learning (SEL) can promote equity in schools. SEL professional development for [...]

27 06, 2019

Customer Q&A: How to Launch a Successful SEL Program by Engaging Staff

By |2019-07-09T16:29:30+00:00June 27th, 2019|DESSA, Program Implementation, SEL, SEL Integration|0 Comments

We sat down with Jennifer Roberts, principal of Essex Elementary, Manchester Essex Regional School District (MA), to talk about the social and emotional learning (SEL) program she began in her school. We were particularly interested in how she was able to engage staff and gain their support for SEL. Robert’s experiences can provide insight and [...]

13 06, 2019

16 Social and Emotional Learning Activities

By |2019-06-14T19:23:42+00:00June 13th, 2019|SEL Integration, SEL Lessons/Activities|0 Comments

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 [...]

6 06, 2019

Improve 4 Common Teaching Practices with SEL

By |2019-06-04T15:33:21+00:00June 6th, 2019|SEL, SEL Integration, SEL Lessons/Activities|0 Comments

Social and emotional learning (SEL) is a natural part of the learning process: how we feel can affect how we learn, and how we learn can affect how we feel. Social-emotional development has become a priority for many schools and districts. But because the school day is jam-packed with learning requirements, assessments, and instruction, [...]

31 05, 2019

Video Featuring Social-Emotional Learning Successes at a Humble, Texas School Wins a Telly Award

By |2019-05-31T18:27:11+00:00May 31st, 2019|Press Releases|0 Comments

Video highlights the use of Aperture Education’s Growth Strategies and Foundational Practices to support and empower students  Charlotte N.C. (May 30, 2019) — Aperture Education has been selected as a Telly Award winner for its video highlighting the use of social-emotional learning strategies at North Belt Elementary School in the Humble Independent School District. The [...]

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|0 Comments

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 [...]

9 05, 2019

5 Ways to Bring SEL Programs into Afterschool and Summer School

By |2019-05-23T13:22:34+00:00May 9th, 2019|DESSA, Out-of-School Time, Professional Development, SEL, SEL Integration|0 Comments

Social and emotional learning (SEL) shouldn’t stop once school lets out. There are many ways educators can incorporate SEL activities into afterschool and summer learning programs. In fact, because of the structure and close relationships many out-of-school settings provide, these can be ideal places to foster social-emotional skills in students. Below are five ways [...]