SEL Integration

Integrating social and emotional learning and academic subjects.

16 01, 2020

How to Support Spanish-speaking Students with SEL Assessment Data

By |2020-02-06T21:55:42+00:00January 16th, 2020|DESSA, SEL, SEL Data, SEL Integration, Student Equity|0 Comments

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 [...]

7 11, 2019

4 Thanksgiving-Themed Social and Emotional Activities

By |2019-12-13T17:45:57+00:00November 7th, 2019|SEL, SEL and Families, SEL Integration, SEL Lessons/Activities, Student Equity|0 Comments

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 [...]

24 10, 2019

3 Ways SEL Can Reduce Bullying

By |2019-12-13T17:46:11+00:00October 24th, 2019|SEL, SEL Integration, Student Equity|0 Comments

Are you doing all you can to reduce incidents of bullying in your school or district? Research suggests that teens bully when they have insufficient self-confidence, social acceptance, respect, and/or feelings of insecurity. Schools continuously work to reduce bullying, but unfortunately there are no fast or easy solutions. In the spirit of National Bullying [...]

10 10, 2019

SEL and Preventative Mental Health: Fast Facts and Ideas for Maximizing Supports

By |2019-10-10T20:09:27+00:00October 10th, 2019|SEL, SEL Integration|0 Comments

Educators are always looking for ways to improve mental health services for students. They also know that social and emotional learning (SEL) is important for students and can enhance their health and academic, social, and emotional success. Where do preventative mental health supports and SEL overlap, and what are their differences? There is some [...]

25 09, 2019

6 Bulletin Board Ideas to Promote Social and Emotional Development

By |2019-10-07T13:48:14+00:00September 25th, 2019|SEL, SEL Integration, SEL Lessons/Activities|0 Comments

This year, social and emotional learning (SEL)-themed bulletin boards seem to be everywhere! From teaching kindness to building confidence, these boards can do a lot to promote SEL. Here are six of our favorite bulletin boards that promote students’ social and emotional development. Save this list and try out different boards throughout the school [...]

15 08, 2019

3 Ways SEL Can Improve School Safety

By |2019-08-13T15:29:58+00:00August 15th, 2019|Industry Leadership, Research, SEL, SEL Integration|0 Comments

Many forms of violence occur in schools every day — school shootings, bullying, gang violence, and fights are all too common. A number of factors contribute to these violent acts, including mental health issues, dysfunctional environments at home or in the community, bullying, or lack of strong social and emotional skills. Our children deserve [...]

1 08, 2019

Take Action! Use SEL Assessment Data to Tailor Interventions

By |2019-09-27T13:56:02+00:00August 1st, 2019|Program Implementation, SEL, SEL Data, SEL Integration|0 Comments

We all know the saying: What’s assessed gets addressed. Social and emotional learning (SEL) assessments are important because they provide insight into why a student is struggling — information that traditional measures alone, such as attendance and behavior incident reports, don’t provide. But data alone doesn’t automatically create improvement. Take action on your SEL [...]