Research

26 07, 2018

The ROI of SEL Just Might Surprise You

By |2019-01-28T19:33:40+00:00July 26th, 2018|Research|Comments Off on The ROI of SEL Just Might Surprise You

Schools and out-of-school programs across the nation are prioritizing social and emotional learning (SEL) to build the critical skills students need to succeed in school and beyond. Research shows that effective SEL programming can lead to improved grades, higher attendance rates, and better behavior. But with ever-tightening budgets, district and program leaders often wonder — [...]

5 07, 2018

[Infographic] Academic Benefits of SEL

By |2019-01-28T19:34:08+00:00July 5th, 2018|Infographics, Research, SEL Integration|Comments Off on [Infographic] Academic Benefits of SEL

Districts and schools across the country recognize the importance of social and emotional learning (SEL). Today’s schools are comprised of a diverse student body from different cultures and ethnicities, and with different learning needs. SEL provides a framework to ensure safe and supportive learning environments for all students. There are academic benefits to SEL, too. [...]

28 06, 2018

[Infographic] Meet the Needs of All Students with SEL and MTSS

By |2019-01-28T19:34:56+00:00June 28th, 2018|Infographics, MTSS/PBIS, Research|Comments Off on [Infographic] Meet the Needs of All Students with SEL and MTSS

Multi-Tiered System of Supports (MTSS) is all about giving students the supports they need to succeed in school. Many students don’t just need academic support — they also need help developing their social and emotional skills. Learn how to strengthen your MTSS framework by 1) using social and emotional learning (SEL) data to identify students [...]

7 05, 2018

Integrating and Measuring Social Emotional Learning Programs

By |2019-01-28T19:41:59+00:00May 7th, 2018|Research, SEL Data, SEL Integration|Comments Off on Integrating and Measuring Social Emotional Learning Programs

Our friends at Kickboard recently posted, “How to Integrate & Measure Social Emotional Learning Programs.” Nova Biro, SEL Consultant at Kickboard, writes about the critical impact social emotional learning has for our youth and how these skills are increasingly being implemented in schools across the country. However, Nova poses the question, “How do schools know [...]

26 04, 2018

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

By |2019-01-28T19:42:56+00:00April 26th, 2018|DESSA, Research|Comments Off on DECA/DESSA Blog Series, Part III: How Educators Can Help Families Support Their Children’s SEL Development

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 [...]

5 04, 2018

DECA/DESSA Blog Series, Part II: Teaching Strategies for Youth’s SEL Development, Infants through 8th Grade

By |2018-03-26T19:46:17+00:00April 5th, 2018|Research, SEL|Comments Off on DECA/DESSA Blog Series, Part II: Teaching Strategies for Youth’s SEL Development, Infants through 8th Grade

Teach SEL on a Continuum: Ideas to Promote Strong Relationships with Infants – 8th Grade Students DECA/DESSA Blog Series, Part II This is the second 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 [...]

8 03, 2018

How Early Can Youth Begin Learning SEL? (It May Be Earlier Than You Think!)

By |2018-03-08T15:53:05+00:00March 8th, 2018|Research, SEL|Comments Off on How Early Can Youth Begin Learning SEL? (It May Be Earlier Than You Think!)

DECA/DESSA Blog Series, Part I This is the first 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 DECA and DESSA. How Early Can You Start SEL? (Earlier Than You Think!) [...]

4 01, 2018

SEL Assessments vs Surveys: What You Need to Know

By |2019-01-29T20:20:53+00:00January 4th, 2018|DESSA, Research, SEL, SEL Data|Comments Off on SEL Assessments vs Surveys: What You Need to Know

As Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) continues to grow in prominence, more and more states and districts are adopting SEL standards. Just as with academics, SEL standards ensure accountability and help educators plan, implement, and assess student learning. For this reason, schools need access to well-researched, evidence-based assessments that align to SEL best practices and [...]