24 03, 2020

Strategies to Support Social-Emotional Wellness During Uncertain Times

By |2020-03-30T21:37:50+00:00March 24th, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Strategies to Support Social-Emotional Wellness During Uncertain Times School closures and other measures taken over the last few weeks are greatly impacting students, their parents and caregivers, and educators. It can feel overwhelming, but we are resilient. Social and emotional learning (SEL) can help us navigate and overcome the stress, anxiety, and disruption to [...]

5 03, 2020

3 Lessons That Teach Students SEL Through Women’s History

By |2020-03-27T15:12:22+00:00March 5th, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

3 Lessons That Teach Students SEL Through Women’s History March is Women’s History Month, and this is an excellent opportunity to teach social and emotional learning (SEL) through the lens of women’s contributions, struggles, and achievements throughout history. When students feel empathetic connections with influential figures in history, this can deepen their engagement and understanding [...]

13 02, 2020

How to Secure Funding for Your Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) Program

By |2020-02-11T17:54:49+00:00February 13th, 2020|Funding, Research|0 Comments

How to Secure Funding for Your SEL Program A top challenge many schools face when implementing a social and emotional learning (SEL) program is finding adequate, long-term funding. Staff planning time and training, quality SEL curriculum and assessments, and implementation consultants are all important components of any successful SEL program, but they do require [...]

6 02, 2020

6 Ways SEL Boosts College and Career Readiness

By |2020-03-17T03:23:37+00:00February 6th, 2020|College and Career Readiness, Research, SEL|0 Comments

Spring is almost here, and soon students will be taking college entrance exams and planning for life after high school. Research shows most schools are not doing enough to help students succeed after high school. Students often struggle with post-secondary coursework, and many lack the social and emotional skills needed to thrive in higher education [...]

23 01, 2020

Best Practices for Writing SEL Goals for IEPs

By |2020-03-16T14:12:32+00:00January 23rd, 2020|Research, SEL in Special Education|0 Comments

Best Practices for Writing SEL Goals for IEPs  It’s no secret that students with disabilities can struggle socially and have difficulty managing their emotions. Sometimes these deficits can impact their ability to learn and thrive in the classroom and beyond. Individualized Education Programs (IEPs) are used to support students with special needs. They outline [...]

16 01, 2020

How to Support Spanish-speaking Students with SEL Assessment Data

By |2020-03-03T21:37:11+00:00January 16th, 2020|DESSA, SEL, SEL Data, SEL Integration, Student Equity|0 Comments

When it comes to supporting Spanish-speaking students and English-language learners (ELLs), which is more important: academic supports, or social and emotional learning (SEL)? Research shows that improving the social-emotional well-being of language learners may be just as important as academic instructional supports.SEL can help address many key concerns that may be impacting ELL students’ ability [...]

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 [...]