SEL Lessons/Activities

17 09, 2020

Is Your SEL Assessment Scientifically Peer-Reviewed? It Should Be.

By |2020-09-30T20:46:11+00:00September 17th, 2020|DESSA, Research, SEL, SEL Lessons/Activities|Comments Off on Is Your SEL Assessment Scientifically Peer-Reviewed? It Should Be.

We all know the saying, “two heads are better than one.” But when it comes to research, many heads are better than just one or two.Peer review is an important part of the research process because it helps motivate researchers to conduct high-quality studies. It also improves research and promotes high research standards and originality. [...]

10 09, 2020

Supporting Our Most Vulnerable Students with SEL

By |2020-09-16T20:11:52+00:00September 10th, 2020|SEL, SEL Lessons/Activities|Comments Off on Supporting Our Most Vulnerable Students with SEL

A growing population of students in the United States face increased risk due to a range of environmental factors and behaviors. These children are more likely to struggle academically, which can lead to dropping out of school and lifelong economic hardship.Every day, schools work to help these vulnerable students overcome adversity and achieve positive academic [...]

20 08, 2020

Don’t Wait to Build an Inclusive, Supportive Learning Environment

By |2020-08-22T17:59:06+00:00August 20th, 2020|SEL, SEL Lessons/Activities|Comments Off on Don’t Wait to Build an Inclusive, Supportive Learning Environment

This school year will most likely not be “business as usual.” So much is in flux, and there are many unknowns. Will students learn in-person, remotely, or a through a hybrid of both? How will school practices change? What will our new routines look like? It is difficult to plan for the unknown. But as we [...]

13 08, 2020

It’s Here! Check Out Our 2020 Back-to-School Guide

By |2020-08-22T17:29:41+00:00August 13th, 2020|SEL Lessons/Activities|Comments Off on It’s Here! Check Out Our 2020 Back-to-School Guide

What a year!We are so impressed by educators. When schools closed and shifted to remote instruction last spring, you adapted and nearly overnight moved entire classrooms online. You tapped into your own resilience and found creative ways to continue students’ academic instruction and nurture their social-emotional functioning.In fact, many educators found that social and emotional [...]

6 08, 2020

Build Resiliency During Uncertain Times with SEL

By |2020-08-07T02:41:39+00:00August 6th, 2020|Distance Learning, SEL, SEL Lessons/Activities|Comments Off on Build Resiliency During Uncertain Times with SEL

Like every back-to-school season, educators are busy preparing lessons and routines for when students return  in the fall. But this year is different. Schools are grappling with many unknowns — new school policies, a potential return to virtual learning, homeschool options, and other pandemic-related challenges.Social and emotional learning (SEL) can help you navigate the uncertainty, [...]

30 07, 2020

10 Tips to Help Students Manage Stress

By |2020-07-24T12:23:12+00:00July 30th, 2020|SEL, SEL Lessons/Activities|Comments Off on 10 Tips to Help Students Manage Stress

During these uncertain times, it is critical that educators find ways to effectively manage and reduce stress. It is also critical that we help students do the same.  Just like with adults, if students’ stress goes unmanaged, it can lead to anxiety and depression and can cause harmful physical effects. It can also increase students’ risk [...]

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 [...]

18 06, 2020

3 Ways SEL Can Support Trauma-Informed Practices

By |2020-06-25T18:52:42+00:00June 18th, 2020|MTSS/PBIS, SEL, SEL Lessons/Activities|Comments Off on 3 Ways SEL Can Support Trauma-Informed Practices

Traumatic events — the COVID-19 pandemic, racial injustice, mass shootings, migrant transition shock, natural disasters, reports of neglect and abuse — seem to constantly make top news headlines these days. Students across our nation are affected by trauma every day. This trauma can have deep and lasting impacts on students’ core beliefs about others, their [...]