26 12, 2019

Using SEL Assessments for Continuous Improvement: Part 1 – How to Effectively Use SEL Data

By |2020-01-24T15:25:49+00:00December 26th, 2019|Program Implementation, SEL Data|0 Comments

(*Coming soon: Using SEL Assessments for Continuous Improvement: Part 2 – How to Improve Your SEL Implementation) Thinking back to my very first year of teaching, there was a lot I didn’t know, but I always strove to improve. I developed techniques to keep the students on-task and learning. I brainstormed with colleagues on how [...]

28 11, 2019

Aperture Education and COMET Make It Easy to Collect and Use SEL Data to Improve Student Outcomes

By |2020-01-24T16:05:54+00:00November 28th, 2019|DESSA, Industry Leadership, SEL, SEL Data|0 Comments

Aperture Education is excited about a new partnership with COMET that supports our social and emotional learning (SEL) data collection and data-driven decision-making for educators! COMET helps schools with data management and using data for continuous improvement. Together, we are helping schools and out-of-school organizations streamline SEL data collection and take action on the data [...]

21 11, 2019

3 Reasons to Provide SEL for Educators Right Now

By |2019-12-13T17:45:49+00:00November 21st, 2019|Adult SEL, SEL|0 Comments

Educators understand that students need social and emotional learning (SEL) to give them the skills to thrive in school and in life. But educators need SEL, too! When educators have strong social-emotional skills, they are: better prepared to teach SEL to students able to model social and emotional skills authentically in the moment better [...]

7 11, 2019

4 Thanksgiving-Themed Social and Emotional Activities

By |2019-12-13T17:45:57+00:00November 7th, 2019|SEL, SEL and Families, SEL Integration, SEL Lessons/Activities, Student Equity|0 Comments

Thanksgiving is a great time to teach and reinforce social and emotional learning (SEL).      Consider how your classroom activities can promote deeper social and emotional skill development, and start new traditions that teach students to celebrate different cultures, that increase social engagement and awareness, and that strengthen relationship skills. Below are four Thanksgiving activities [...]

24 10, 2019

3 Ways SEL Can Reduce Bullying

By |2019-12-13T17:46:11+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 [...]