21 03, 2019

5 Ways to Engage ELLs with SEL

By |2019-03-19T18:29:45+00:00March 21st, 2019|SEL, SEL Integration, SEL Lessons/Activities, Student Equity|0 Comments

Today, more than ever, classrooms in the United States are full of English language learners (ELLs). In fact, about one in 10 students consider English as their second language.  ELL and immigrant students have unique learning needs. Many are unfamiliar with U.S. cultural norms and learning a new language can be difficult. These students often [...]

7 03, 2019

Reduce Bullying Incidents in Your School with These SEL Activities

By |2019-03-19T18:29:54+00:00March 7th, 2019|SEL, SEL Lessons/Activities|0 Comments

4 Ways SEL Can Reduce Bullying Incidents in Your School Everyone is affected by bullying. Students who bully others are more likely to demonstrate violent or criminal behavior and abuse drugs and alcohol. Victims of bullying can experience depression, loneliness, and anxiety — all of which can last into adulthood. Even students who witness [...]

28 02, 2019

How to Differentiate Social and Emotional Learning

By |2019-02-28T17:49:54+00:00February 28th, 2019|SEL Integration|0 Comments

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 [...]

14 02, 2019

4 Tips for Considering Rater Bias When Selecting an SEL Assessment

By |2019-02-26T19:27:14+00:00February 14th, 2019|DESSA, Research, SEL|0 Comments

“Rater bias” is present when a significant amount of variation in an assessment’s scores can be attributed to factors related to the person completing the assessment, rather than factors related to the skills being assessed. For example, consider a teacher-completed assessment of students’ SEL skills. If all male teachers tend to rate students as exhibiting [...]

31 01, 2019

6 Ways SEL Boosts College and Career Readiness

By |2019-03-19T18:30:08+00:00January 31st, 2019|College and Career Readiness, Research, SEL|0 Comments

Spring is just around the corner, and soon students will be taking college entrance exams and planning for life after high school. Unfortunately, research shows that most schools are not adequately preparing students for college and/or their careers. Students often struggle with post-secondary coursework, and many lack the social and emotional skills needed to thrive [...]

17 01, 2019

{Infographic} Integrate SEL into Your RtI Framework in 9 Simple Steps

By |2019-02-26T19:29:15+00:00January 17th, 2019|MTSS/PBIS, SEL Integration|0 Comments

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 [...]

3 01, 2019

SEL Across the Curriculum: Embed SEL into 4 Common Teaching Practices

By |2019-03-19T18:30:53+00:00January 3rd, 2019|SEL Integration|0 Comments

Improve 4 Common Teaching Practices with SEL 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. Many research studies have shown that SEL can improve academic achievement, increasing grades and attendance and reducing behavior incidents. But the school [...]

20 12, 2018

8 Tips to Get Started with SEL Right Now

By |2019-01-28T19:18:04+00:00December 20th, 2018|Funding, Program Implementation, Research, SEL Data|0 Comments

Launch an SEL Program in 8 Steps (And Start Today!) A national survey shows that principals understand the importance of teaching social and emotional skills to youth, and for good reason. Social and emotional learning (SEL) helps students get ready to learn and increases student achievement through better grades, fewer behavior incidents, and higher graduation [...]