SEL and Families

9 07, 2020

Create an Inclusive, Supportive School Culture — Even (and Especially) During Distance Learning

By |2020-08-04T13:52:06+00:00July 9th, 2020|Distance Learning, SEL, SEL and Families|Comments Off on Create an Inclusive, Supportive School Culture — Even (and Especially) During Distance Learning

Close your eyes and ask yourself, “What does a positive school culture actually look like?”  Is it a place where staff, students, and families feel connected, supported, and involved in ensuring the school is meeting all students’ learning needs? Is it an environment where teachers have enough time to plan their lessons and have access to [...]

25 06, 2020

7 Ways to Provide SEL Support to Students and Families Learning Remotely

By |2020-06-24T20:45:34+00:00June 25th, 2020|SEL, SEL and Families, SEL Integration, SEL Lessons/Activities|Comments Off on 7 Ways to Provide SEL Support to Students and Families Learning Remotely

Remote learning has shifted the responsibility of teaching to parents and caregivers. These adults are helping children learn core skills like reading, writing, science, and math. But they need to be teaching social and emotional learning (SEL), too.SEL is more important than ever. Especially during remote learning, SEL will help students:stay focused and engaged in [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

7 11, 2019

4 Thanksgiving-Themed Social and Emotional Activities

By |2020-08-10T17:03:34+00:00November 7th, 2019|SEL, SEL and Families, SEL Integration, SEL Lessons/Activities, Student Equity|Comments Off on 4 Thanksgiving-Themed Social and Emotional Activities

Thanksgiving is a great time to teach and reinforce social and emotional learning (SEL).      Consider how your classroom activities can promote deeper social and emotional skill development, and start new traditions that teach students to celebrate different cultures, that increase social engagement and awareness, and that strengthen relationship skills. Below are four Thanksgiving activities [...]

1 02, 2018

How SEL Can Help ELL/Immigrant Students and Educators’ Ability to Support Them

By |2019-01-29T20:19:54+00:00February 1st, 2018|SEL and Families, SEL Integration|Comments Off on How SEL Can Help ELL/Immigrant Students and Educators’ Ability to Support Them

Use SEL to Ease the Transition for ELL and Immigrant Students It’s not surprising that many educators struggle to understand and address the challenges English language learner (ELL) and immigrant students face. But it’s important to try, since these students’ experiences often create special learning needs. Many ELL and immigrant students are abruptly dropped into [...]

14 12, 2017

Building Social Awareness through SEL Activities That Explore Holiday Traditions

By |2019-01-29T20:21:39+00:00December 14th, 2017|SEL and Families, SEL Integration, SEL Lessons/Activities|Comments Off on Building Social Awareness through SEL Activities That Explore Holiday Traditions

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 [...]

16 11, 2017

SEL and Your Community: Five Ideas for Involving Community Members to Support Your Students

By |2020-09-21T17:50:58+00:00November 16th, 2017|SEL and Families, SEL Integration|Comments Off on SEL and Your Community: Five Ideas for Involving Community Members to Support Your Students

5 Ideas for Connecting SEL to Your Local CommunityBrainstorming ways to support students and their social, emotional, and academic needs? Try looking outside of school and students’ homes. Consider reaching out to local community leaders to promote social and emotional learning (SEL) and academic achievement. Here are five ideas to get you started. Afterschool ProgramsQuality [...]