SEL Integration

Integrating social and emotional learning and academic subjects.

24 10, 2019

3 Ways SEL Can Reduce Bullying

By |2019-10-21T20:02:36+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 [...]

24 07, 2019

8 Tips to Get Started with SEL Right Now

By |2019-09-27T13:56:28+00:00July 24th, 2019|Funding, Industry Leadership, Program Implementation, SEL, SEL Integration|0 Comments

Do you believe in social and emotional learning (SEL) but just don’t know how to get started? You’re not alone. Many administrators and educators are invested in SEL and want to launch an SEL program, but they don’t know how to take the first steps. If you’re feeling stuck, here are eight things you [...]

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|0 Comments

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 [...]

13 06, 2019

16 Social and Emotional Learning Activities

By |2019-06-14T19:23:42+00:00June 13th, 2019|SEL Integration, SEL Lessons/Activities|0 Comments

16 Social and Emotional Learning Activities From reading, writing, and arithmetic, social and emotional learning (SEL) can be woven into nearly any subject. Many teachers believe in the importance of teaching students social and emotional skills, but not all are sure how to teach these skills. The good news is that SEL concepts can [...]