Student Equity

2 05, 2019

We Have Implicit Bias Toward Students. Here are 3 Ways to Reduce its Effects.

By |2019-06-04T15:33:42+00:00May 2nd, 2019|DESSA, SEL, Student Equity|Comments Off on We Have Implicit Bias Toward Students. Here are 3 Ways to Reduce its Effects.

Research shows that we all have implicit biases.  Neuroscientists have found that our brains tend to quickly categorize others as a way to identify threats. These categorizations are often based on institutional race or gender stereotypes that we have been exposed to from a young age. Different than stereotypes or racism, implicit bias is [...]

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 [...]

8 11, 2018

How to Achieve Equity in SEL Assessments

By |2019-03-19T18:30:30+00:00November 8th, 2018|Student Equity|Comments Off on How to Achieve Equity in SEL Assessments

Our classrooms are more diverse than ever before, and the ways we teach students are changing. A sweeping effort is being made to deliver a high-quality education to all students regardless of factors like race, ethnicity, income, disability, or learning styles. As we embrace the goal of equity and helping all students achieve, we must [...]

23 08, 2018

3 Ways SEL Can Support Trauma-Informed Practices

By |2019-01-28T19:33:03+00:00August 23rd, 2018|SEL Data, SEL Integration, Student Equity|Comments Off on 3 Ways SEL Can Support Trauma-Informed Practices

Traumatic events — mass shootings, environmental disasters, reports of neglect and abuse — constantly make top news headlines these days. Many 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 environment, and themselves. Now more than ever, schools must [...]

3 05, 2018

Promoting Equity Through PBIS and SEL

By |2019-01-28T19:42:15+00:00May 3rd, 2018|MTSS/PBIS, Student Equity|Comments Off on Promoting Equity Through PBIS and SEL

Research shows that students of color (especially African-American students) receive significantly higher rates of disciplinary action: more office referrals, more suspensions, and more expulsions. Disciplinary action can have lasting effects on students and may impact their future education, employment, and income. As educators, it is important to implement equitable practices in our schools and communities [...]

29 03, 2018

How Can SEL Support Restorative Practices?

By |2019-01-29T20:14:46+00:00March 29th, 2018|SEL Integration, Student Equity|Comments Off on How Can SEL Support Restorative Practices?

SEL in Practice: Resolving Conflicts through Restorative Justice Sometimes, good intentions can work against you. Research shows that when punitive practices such as expulsion and suspension are used too frequently, schools/programs are actually less safe, have lower academic achievement and face increased dropout rates. For these reasons, organizations are moving away from punitive forms of [...]

26 10, 2017

How SEL Can Help Reduce Bullying

By |2019-01-29T20:31:05+00:00October 26th, 2017|SEL Integration, Student Equity|Comments Off on How SEL Can Help Reduce Bullying

What causes bullying in schools? 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 Bullying Prevention Month, learn more about why students resort to bullying and how social [...]

17 08, 2017

Reduce Chronic Absenteeism with Social and Emotional Learning

By |2019-01-29T20:33:42+00:00August 17th, 2017|SEL Integration, Student Equity|Comments Off on Reduce Chronic Absenteeism with Social and Emotional Learning

Under the new Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), states must establish accountability systems that measure student success or school quality. How to measure these is up to individual states, and many are zeroing in on chronic absenteeism. Districts have long used attendance rates as a metric for measuring early warning and student performance. Yet, chronic [...]