SEL Integration

Integrating social and emotional learning and academic subjects.

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|Comments Off on Take Action! Use SEL Assessment Data to Tailor Interventions

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 |2020-03-03T21:35:15+00:00July 24th, 2019|Funding, Industry Leadership, Program Implementation, SEL, SEL Integration|Comments Off on 8 Tips to Get Started with SEL Right Now

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|Comments Off on Customer Q&A: How to Launch a Successful SEL Program by Engaging Staff

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 |2020-03-16T14:24:17+00:00June 13th, 2019|SEL Integration, SEL Lessons/Activities|Comments Off on 16 Social and Emotional Learning Activities

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 [...]

6 06, 2019

Improve 4 Common Teaching Practices with SEL

By |2020-08-10T17:04:06+00:00June 6th, 2019|SEL, SEL Integration, SEL Lessons/Activities|Comments Off on Improve 4 Common Teaching Practices with SEL

Social and emotional learning (SEL) is a natural part of the learning process: how we feel can affect how we learn, and how we learn can affect how we feel. Social-emotional development has become a priority for many schools and districts. But because the school day is jam-packed with learning requirements, assessments, and instruction, [...]

9 05, 2019

5 Ways to Bring SEL Programs into Afterschool and Summer School

By |2020-08-10T17:04:16+00:00May 9th, 2019|DESSA, Out-of-School Time, Professional Development, SEL, SEL Integration|Comments Off on 5 Ways to Bring SEL Programs into Afterschool and Summer School

Social and emotional learning (SEL) shouldn’t stop once school lets out. There are many ways educators can incorporate SEL activities into afterschool and summer learning programs. In fact, because of the structure and close relationships many out-of-school settings provide, these can be ideal places to foster social-emotional skills in students. Below are five ways [...]

4 04, 2019

Make the Most of Your Second Step Program with the DESSA-SSE

By |2019-04-02T20:10:44+00:00April 4th, 2019|DESSA, Program Implementation, SEL Data, SEL Integration|Comments Off on Make the Most of Your Second Step Program with the DESSA-SSE

When investing in any social and emotional learning (SEL) program, educators need to be sure they are implementing a program that will drive results. Quality data is an important part of this process. With data, educators can make informed program decisions, adjust instruction to meet the needs of students, and measure program outcomes.Did you know [...]

21 03, 2019

5 Ways to Engage ELLs with SEL

By |2019-03-19T18:29:45+00:00March 21st, 2019|SEL, SEL Integration, SEL Lessons/Activities, Student Equity|Comments Off on 5 Ways to Engage ELLs with SEL

Today, more than ever, classrooms in the United States are full of English language learners (ELLs). In fact, about one in 10 students consider English as their second language.  ELL and immigrant students have unique learning needs. Many are unfamiliar with U.S. cultural norms and learning a new language can be difficult. These students often [...]