SEL Integration

Integrating social and emotional learning and academic subjects.

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 [...]

16 01, 2020

How to Support Spanish-speaking Students with SEL Assessment Data

By |2020-10-12T15:55:09+00:00January 16th, 2020|DESSA, SEL, SEL Data, SEL Integration, Student Equity|Comments Off on How to Support Spanish-speaking Students with SEL Assessment Data

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 [...]

19 12, 2019

Supporting Students and Educators Through the Holidays with SEL

By |2019-12-16T16:52:17+00:00December 19th, 2019|SEL Integration|Comments Off on Supporting Students and Educators Through the Holidays with SEL

Many students and teachers welcome the holiday season and the break it brings from instruction, testing, and homework after a busy fall. But the holidays can also bring anxiety and stress. Students feel the pressure just as much as adults, and some do not feel comfort and joy during the holidays. Social and emotional [...]

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 [...]

24 10, 2019

3 Ways SEL Can Reduce Bullying

By |2020-10-19T17:59:13+00:00October 24th, 2019|SEL, SEL Integration, Student Equity|Comments Off on 3 Ways SEL Can Reduce Bullying

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|Comments Off on SEL and Preventative Mental Health: Fast Facts and Ideas for Maximizing Supports

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 |2020-08-10T17:03:49+00:00September 25th, 2019|SEL, SEL Integration, SEL Lessons/Activities|Comments Off on 6 Bulletin Board Ideas to Promote Social and Emotional Development

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|Comments Off on 3 Ways SEL Can Improve School Safety

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 [...]