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11 03, 2021

Consistency Creates Success: Finding Parallels in Our Approach to Academic and Social and Emotional Learning

By |2021-03-11T19:05:21+00:00March 11th, 2021|DESSA, Professional Development, Program Implementation, SEL, SEL Data, SEL Integration|Comments Off on Consistency Creates Success: Finding Parallels in Our Approach to Academic and Social and Emotional Learning

Guest Author: Michael Ammons, School Counselor, Mossman Elementary School, TexasAs an elementary school counselor, one of my primary roles is promoting social and emotional learning (SEL) across my campus. And increasingly, this critical responsibility is taking on the utmost importance.This focus on SEL is supported by mountains of data; countless studies, journal articles, classroom observations, [...]

4 03, 2021

Use SEL Assessment Data to Guide Budgeting, Instructional Planning, and PD Planning

By |2021-03-24T12:01:58+00:00March 4th, 2021|Adult SEL, DESSA, Funding, Professional Development, Program Implementation, SEL|Comments Off on Use SEL Assessment Data to Guide Budgeting, Instructional Planning, and PD Planning

There are many ways schools and districts across the country are using social and emotional learning (SEL) data to improve student achievement. But did you know that SEL can also be used to guide budgeting, instructional planning, and professional learning planning?Learn how to get the most from your SEL data by using it to inform [...]

24 09, 2020

5 Ways to Promote Equity with SEL

By |2020-09-30T20:30:01+00:00September 24th, 2020|DESSA|Comments Off on 5 Ways to Promote Equity with SEL

Educational equity means that “every student has access to the resources and educational rigor they need at the right moment in their education regardless of race, ethnicity, language, disability, family background, or family income.”Creating an equitable classroom where all students can thrive is a complex process. While social and emotional learning (SEL) alone will not [...]

17 09, 2020

Is Your SEL Assessment Scientifically Peer-Reviewed? It Should Be.

By |2020-09-30T20:46:11+00:00September 17th, 2020|DESSA, Research, SEL, SEL Lessons/Activities|Comments Off on Is Your SEL Assessment Scientifically Peer-Reviewed? It Should Be.

We all know the saying, “two heads are better than one.” But when it comes to research, many heads are better than just one or two.Peer review is an important part of the research process because it helps motivate researchers to conduct high-quality studies. It also improves research and promotes high research standards and originality. [...]

16 01, 2020

How to Support Spanish-speaking Students with SEL Assessment Data

By |2020-10-12T15:55:09+00:00January 16th, 2020|DESSA, SEL, SEL Data, SEL Integration, Student Equity|Comments Off on How to Support Spanish-speaking Students with SEL Assessment Data

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 [...]

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|Comments Off on Aperture Education and COMET Make It Easy to Collect and Use SEL Data to Improve Student Outcomes

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 [...]

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|Comments Off on 6 Takeaways from CASEL’s 2019 Social and Emotional Learning Exchange

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. [...]

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|Comments Off on Customer Q&A: How to Launch a Successful SEL Program by Engaging Staff

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 [...]