SEL Lessons/Activities

10 12, 2020

7 Strategies to Help Students and Families (and You) Cope with Grief

By |2020-12-28T21:17:58+00:00December 10th, 2020|Industry Leadership, SEL, SEL and Families, SEL Lessons/Activities, Student Equity|Comments Off on 7 Strategies to Help Students and Families (and You) Cope with Grief

The pandemic has caused loss in everyone’s lives. We are all dealing with grief — whether it is the passing of a loved one, sadness from not being able to see family and friends, or the loss of a job or financial security.Finding ways to cope with grief is especially important right now. Educators are [...]

18 11, 2020

10 Tips to Help Students Manage Anxiety and Stress During the Holidays

By |2020-11-18T20:26:44+00:00November 18th, 2020|SEL Integration, SEL Lessons/Activities|Comments Off on 10 Tips to Help Students Manage Anxiety and Stress During the Holidays

While holidays can be a welcome break from assignments and school, this year’s holiday season will look different due to the pandemic. Many families won’t be able to travel or meet in large groups, holiday traditions will be altered, and students may not get to spend time with loved ones. The pandemic has also caused [...]

29 10, 2020

3 Reasons You Need to Provide SEL for Educators Right Now

By |2020-10-28T20:44:24+00:00October 29th, 2020|Adult SEL, Professional Development, SEL, SEL Lessons/Activities|Comments Off on 3 Reasons You Need to Provide SEL for Educators Right Now

Teaching is a difficult job in the best of times, but during the pandemic, many educators are feeling increased stress, anxiety, and pressure.SEL can help!When educators have strong social-emotional skills, they are:more resilient and better equipped to manage stress, the demands of teaching, and students’ needsbetter prepared to teach SEL to studentsable to model social-emotional [...]

16 10, 2020

5 SEL Activities to Reduce Bullying in Your School

By |2020-10-28T20:34:00+00:00October 16th, 2020|SEL, SEL Lessons/Activities|Comments Off on 5 SEL Activities to Reduce Bullying in Your School

October is National Bullying Prevention Month and a time to bring awareness to bullying and its harmful effects.Everyone is affected by bullying.Students who bully others are more likely to demonstrate violent or criminal behavior and abuse drugs and alcohol. Victims of bullying can experience depression, loneliness, and anxiety — all of which can last into [...]

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 [...]