25 10, 2018

3 Reasons You Should Be Teaching SEL in Afterschool Programs

By | 2018-11-01T20:20:38+00:00 October 25th, 2018|Fun, Helpful Ideas, SEL|0 Comments

Afterschool and out-of-school programs are more than a safe place for students to go when their parents are at work. Quality programs can reduce risky behaviors and promote healthy well-being while encouraging students to learn, create and express themselves in a flexible environment that encourages exploration. Because of this flexible environment, afterschool and out-of-school programs [...]

6 09, 2018

6 Bite-Size SEL Activities to Fill Time Between Lessons

By | 2018-12-19T17:30:42+00:00 September 6th, 2018|Fun, Helpful Ideas, SEL|0 Comments

Got five minutes before your next lesson starts? Use it to teach social and emotional learning (SEL)! There are many ways to incorporate SEL into your daily practice — even during those few minutes between lessons. Try out these bite-size SEL activities to make good use of free time and promote students’ social and emotional [...]

26 04, 2018

DECA/DESSA Blog Series, Part III: How Educators Can Help Families Support Their Children’s SEL Development

By | 2018-04-25T12:59:29+00:00 April 26th, 2018|Fun, Helpful Ideas, SEL|0 Comments

Books, Games, and Videos: Activities to Help Families Support SEL Development at Home DECA/DESSA Blog Series, Part III This is the third in a series of posts from Aperture Education’s Senior Research Associate, Jennifer Robitaille. Before joining Aperture Education, Robitaille worked with the Devereux Center for Resilient Children. She has worked extensively on both the [...]

19 04, 2018

12 Social and Emotional Learning Activities

By | 2018-05-03T13:10:39+00:00 April 19th, 2018|Fun, Helpful Ideas, SEL|0 Comments

12 Social and Emotional Learning Activities From reading to arithmetic, social and emotional learning (SEL) can be woven into nearly any subject. There are many ways to reinforce SEL concepts right alongside core academic instruction in classrooms or afterschool programs. Here are 12 activity and lesson ideas — organized by core subject area — to [...]

22 03, 2018

[Student Activity] Teach Students Problem-Solving Skills with SEL

By | 2018-04-04T18:49:42+00:00 March 22nd, 2018|Fun, Helpful Ideas, SEL|0 Comments

We make decisions every day. We set goals, encounter challenges, and find ways to work through obstacles toward a solution. Some problems are easy, like deciding what color shirt to wear. Other problems are more complex and require deeper problem-solving skills. According to the National Association of Colleges and Employers’ (NACE) Job Outlook 2018 survey, problem-solving [...]

14 12, 2017

Building Social Awareness through SEL Activities That Explore Holiday Traditions

By | 2017-12-08T19:27:04+00:00 December 14th, 2017|Fun, SEL|0 Comments

4 SEL Activities That Explore Holiday Traditions It’s hard to believe another holiday season is upon us. The days are getting shorter, and schools will soon let out for winter break. But before the last bell rings, take the opportunity to teach students important social and emotional skills while they learn about December holidays around [...]

30 11, 2017

5 Activities to Support Students Through the Holidays

By | 2017-12-01T18:41:52+00:00 November 30th, 2017|Fun, Helpful Ideas, SEL|0 Comments

Support Students Through the Holidays with SEL It may be the most wonderful time of the year, but the holiday season also brings with it stress and unhappiness for some — and adults aren’t the only ones affected. Educators can help students find joy during the holidays by building social and emotional skills that teach [...]

2 11, 2017

3 DIY Classroom Furniture Hacks That Support SEL

By | 2017-11-09T15:40:57+00:00 November 2nd, 2017|Fun, Helpful Ideas, SEL|0 Comments

You don’t have to create Feng Shui, but classroom furniture and accessories — and how you arrange them — can have a big impact on your daily routine, student interaction and collaboration, and even student behavior. Set yourself and your students up for success this year with these three DIY ideas for creating and organizing [...]