11 06, 2020

The Importance of Tier I SEL Screening and Supports

By |2020-06-18T19:40:13+00:00June 11th, 2020|SEL, SEL Data, Student Equity|Comments Off on The Importance of Tier I SEL Screening and Supports

The COVID-19 pandemic has shone a spotlight on why social and emotional learning (SEL) is so important. It provides students with safety and security. It helps students work through stress, uncertainty, trauma, and fear. It gives students an outlet to talk through problems and issues going on in their lives. And it fosters strong teacher-student [...]

5 06, 2020

“Evidence-Based” vs. “Research-Based”: Understanding the Differences

By |2020-07-07T02:55:48+00:00June 5th, 2020|Research, SEL, SEL Data|Comments Off on “Evidence-Based” vs. “Research-Based”: Understanding the Differences

Often, when reviewing resources, programs, or assessments, we might come across terms like “evidence-based” or “research-based.” These terms each tell us something about the resources that they describe and the evidence supporting them. Understanding each term’s meaning can help us make informed decisions when selecting and implementing resources.So what do these terms mean, exactly? Typically, [...]

28 05, 2020

6 SEL Webinars for Summer Professional Learning

By |2020-06-16T19:44:34+00:00May 28th, 2020|Adult SEL, SEL|Comments Off on 6 SEL Webinars for Summer Professional Learning

With the official school year winding down, now is a great time to start planning your summer professional learning. Webinars can be an invaluable way to enhance your professional practices — and you can watch them anytime, anywhere it’s convenient for you!Check out these six engaging webinars to hear from social and emotional learning (SEL) [...]

20 05, 2020

5 Ways to Build Social and Emotional Skills Through Music

By |2020-06-04T13:56:33+00:00May 20th, 2020|SEL, SEL and Families, SEL Lessons/Activities|Comments Off on 5 Ways to Build Social and Emotional Skills Through Music

Ahh … the power of music. It has so many benefits for our minds and bodies. It enhances cognition, provides comfort, and improves memory. Music also helps with mood regulation and can reduce stress, anxiety, and depression. Music and social and emotional learning (SEL) go hand-in-hand. Teaching students about music and performance promotes important [...]

7 05, 2020

Check In and Support Students’ SEL with Virtual Morning Meetings

By |2020-05-20T17:13:11+00:00May 7th, 2020|SEL, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Check In and Support Students’ SEL with Virtual Morning Meetings

So much can be missed by not seeing your students in person. When you are with your students every day, you can see if someone is having a hard time. Their appearance, mood, facial expressions, and behavior provide important hints that they might be struggling. During school closures, we may not be able to [...]

23 04, 2020

SEL for Educators: 10 Activities to De-Stress

By |2020-08-03T14:04:17+00:00April 23rd, 2020|Adult SEL, SEL|1 Comment

Educators, we know you have a lot on your plates right now. Online and distance learning, canceled school events, and disruptions to your personal lives are just a few of the big challenges you are facing.Now, more than ever, we need to find ways to effectively manage our stress. If it gets out of control, [...]

2 04, 2020

Free Take-Home Resources That Support SEL for Students and Educators

By |2020-04-24T14:30:54+00:00April 2nd, 2020|SEL, SEL and Families, SEL Lessons/Activities, Student Equity|Comments Off on Free Take-Home Resources That Support SEL for Students and Educators

Free Take-Home Resources That Support SEL for Students and Adults As schools transition to online and distance learning, social and emotional learning (SEL) is more important than ever. Students and educators alike are going to need help working through and expressing emotions, building relationships, managing stress, and supporting one another. We are here to help [...]

24 03, 2020

Strategies to Support Social-Emotional Wellness During Uncertain Times

By |2020-06-22T19:16:17+00:00March 24th, 2020|Adult SEL, SEL, Student Equity|Comments Off on Strategies to Support Social-Emotional Wellness During Uncertain Times

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 [...]