SEL

1 04, 2021

4 Things to Consider When Choosing an SEL Assessment

By |2021-04-01T03:30:08+00:00April 1st, 2021|Program Implementation, SEL, SEL Data, SEL Integration|Comments Off on 4 Things to Consider When Choosing an SEL Assessment

There’s no doubt that social and emotional learning (SEL) programs can be enhanced by data. A quality, research-based SEL assessment can help you achieve the best implementation results, streamline instruction, tailor supports to reach predefined learning goals, and effectively measure outcomes.But with so many tools available, it can be difficult to know where to begin [...]

11 03, 2021

Consistency Creates Success: Finding Parallels in Our Approach to Academic and Social and Emotional Learning

By |2021-03-11T19:05:21+00:00March 11th, 2021|DESSA, Professional Development, Program Implementation, SEL, SEL Data, SEL Integration|Comments Off on Consistency Creates Success: Finding Parallels in Our Approach to Academic and Social and Emotional Learning

Guest Author: Michael Ammons, School Counselor, Mossman Elementary School, TexasAs an elementary school counselor, one of my primary roles is promoting social and emotional learning (SEL) across my campus. And increasingly, this critical responsibility is taking on the utmost importance.This focus on SEL is supported by mountains of data; countless studies, journal articles, classroom observations, [...]

4 03, 2021

Use SEL Assessment Data to Guide Budgeting, Instructional Planning, and PD Planning

By |2021-03-24T12:01:58+00:00March 4th, 2021|Adult SEL, DESSA, Funding, Professional Development, Program Implementation, SEL|Comments Off on Use SEL Assessment Data to Guide Budgeting, Instructional Planning, and PD Planning

There are many ways schools and districts across the country are using social and emotional learning (SEL) data to improve student achievement. But did you know that SEL can also be used to guide budgeting, instructional planning, and professional learning planning?Learn how to get the most from your SEL data by using it to inform [...]

25 02, 2021

6 Ways to Boost Student Engagement with SEL

By |2021-02-25T16:49:42+00:00February 25th, 2021|Distance Learning, Professional Development, SEL, SEL Integration, SEL Lessons/Activities, Student Equity|Comments Off on 6 Ways to Boost Student Engagement with SEL

Spring is just around the corner. Educators know that this means students may become distracted, less cooperative, and less engaged in their learning. And this year, normal “spring fever” challenges are compounded by the difficulties of the pandemic and long months of remote or hybrid learning.Your students likely need a boost in their engagement so [...]

11 02, 2021

SEL Tips for Principals: Boost Staff Morale with Effective Professional Learning

By |2021-03-03T17:07:35+00:00February 11th, 2021|Adult SEL, Professional Development, SEL|Comments Off on SEL Tips for Principals: Boost Staff Morale with Effective Professional Learning

It’s time to breathe new life into your SEL professional development.One of the best ways to support teachers and boost their morale is through effective, engaging professional learning opportunities. The best professional development goes beyond teaching fundamental skills. Truly effective SEL training increases SEL buy-in, engages and inspires your staff, and prepares educators for a [...]

4 02, 2021

SEL and Preventative Mental Health: Fast Facts and Ideas for Maximizing Supports

By |2021-02-05T02:19:35+00:00February 4th, 2021|SEL, SEL Integration|Comments Off on SEL and Preventative Mental Health: Fast Facts and Ideas for Maximizing Supports

It’s Student Mental Health Week, and now, more than ever, we need to improve mental health services for students. Social and emotional learning (SEL) can provide a strong framework to support the resilience and well-being of all students and enhance their health and academic, social, and emotional success.Below are answers to common questions around how [...]

25 01, 2021

Free SEL Tool for Educators: Improve Your Optimistic Thinking

By |2021-02-08T03:27:47+00:00January 25th, 2021|Adult SEL, SEL|Comments Off on Free SEL Tool for Educators: Improve Your Optimistic Thinking

Optimistic thinking impacts many areas of our lives, including work performance, productivity, motivation, sense of purpose, stress levels, and more. Now, more than ever, educators need to tap into their optimistic thinking and goal-setting skills to increase their resiliency, well-being, and positive outlooks.Check out our free Optimistic Thinking Guide to get research-based, practical resources to [...]

14 01, 2021

How Near-Peer Mentors Can Foster SEL and Improve Student Outcomes

By |2021-01-13T18:29:21+00:00January 14th, 2021|SEL, SEL Data|Comments Off on How Near-Peer Mentors Can Foster SEL and Improve Student Outcomes

A simple fact: Near-peer mentors are able to connect with students in ways adults may not be able to.The best student mentors provide encouragement, guidance, and support. They are a trustworthy and listening ear, and great at forming meaningful and nurturing relationships with their mentees. They also help students learn and develop the academic, social, [...]