Integrating Social and Emotional Learning with MTSS and PBIS

Learn how your school can support students’ positive behavior and social-emotional development.




Promoting positive student behavior is one of the most important parts of developing a happy and healthy school climate for students, staff, and families. School-wide PBIS initiatives are excellent launching points for the development of successful social and emotional learning (SEL) programs.

The inclusive and all-encompassing nature of school-wide PBIS aligns well with the goals of SEL programs and support structures can easily be built to address the fidelity of both programs because of their complementary features.



How SEL Assessment, Curriculum, and Strategies Complement and Support an MTSS Framework used in PBIS

This detailed crosswalk will lead you through each tier of the MTSS and framework and provide an easy guide to integrating social and emotional learning (SEL) into your PBIS program.

Download the guide here. We encourage you to share this with your staff—specifically those that work with your Tier 2 and 3 students—as this guide is an excellent resource to help guide SEL implementation.

SEL and MTSS

Actionable Ideas for Behavioral Management



Spotlight: Barnstable Public Schools (MA)

It can seem like a daunting task to implement any new initiative—especially if staff buy-in is lukewarm at best. The relationship between PBIS and SEL is clear, research shows that when these initiatives are integrated, programs make improvements at a higher rate.

Barnstable Public Schools is an excellent example of how a successful PBIS and SEL integration can work. Take a look at their website for detailed information on how they use both initiatives to support their staff and students.

DESSA Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) Inventory – Kickboard

Aperture Education and Kickboard have recently joined forces to offer schools a quick and easy solution for integrating PBIS and SEL practices.

Download our free resource, the DESSA SEL Inventory, to learn how you can begin successfully implementing a blended program at your school.



[On-Demand Webinar] Roadmap to Strategic Culture Planning
A webcast from Aperture Education and Kickboard

Join us as we discuss end-of-year planning with Katie Gordon, an elementary school principal from Indiana. This webcast will provide a framework to help you analyze the impact your PBIS and SEL initiatives have had on school culture this year, plan necessary adjustments, and set appropriate goals and action steps for next year.

As we all know, a positive school culture helps students feel safer and more secure in their classrooms, a natural deterrent to negative behavioral issues.

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