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|0 Comments

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 [...]

12 11, 2020

3 Tools to Strengthen Your MTSS Framework with SEL

By |2020-11-18T21:56:31+00:00November 12th, 2020|Distance Learning, MTSS/PBIS, SEL, SEL Integration, Student Equity|Comments Off on 3 Tools to Strengthen Your MTSS Framework with SEL

Social and emotional learning (SEL) and Multi-Tiered System of Supports (MTSS) go hand in hand. Developing social-emotional skills in youth has shown to be effective at improving academic outcomes for all students – from the valedictorian to the student most at-risk of dropping out.There are many ways SEL can support your school’s MTSS framework. We’ve [...]

5 11, 2020

COVID-19 Student Support Recovery Grant

By |2020-11-06T18:00:07+00:00November 5th, 2020|Funding, SEL|Comments Off on COVID-19 Student Support Recovery Grant

Funding alert! Get up to $50k to support student mental health with this new grant from the School-Based Healthcare Solutions Network, Inc. The COVID-19 Student Support Recovery Grant is now open to all school districts (including private and charter) and education agencies in order to implement telehealth mental health services for children impacted by school closures due [...]

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 [...]

15 10, 2020

5 SEL Webinars to Keep Current with Your Professional Learning

By |2020-10-15T17:00:37+00:00October 15th, 2020|Professional Development, SEL, Student Equity|Comments Off on 5 SEL Webinars to Keep Current with Your Professional Learning

The pandemic has limited many of the “typical” ways educators expand their teaching knowledge, collaborate with their peers, and grow professionally. But, the good news is that high-quality virtual professional learning can be an effective way to keep current on professional learning.We’ve put together a list our most popular webinars (live and on-demand) to help [...]

8 10, 2020

Riverside Insights adds the DESSA to its Portfolio of Assessments

By |2020-10-09T12:48:37+00:00October 8th, 2020|Press Releases|Comments Off on Riverside Insights adds the DESSA to its Portfolio of Assessments

The research-based DESSA from Aperture Education provides actionable data to help schools confidently meet students’ individual social-emotional learning needsCharlotte N.C. (Oct. 8, 2020) — Riverside Insights and Aperture Education have partnered to add Aperture’s entirely strengths-based DESSA social-emotional learning assessment to Riverside Insights’ portfolio of trusted assessments for schools. The partnership between the two companies [...]

7 10, 2020

Aperture Education Updates its DESSA Comprehensive SEL System

By |2020-10-09T12:49:33+00:00October 7th, 2020|Press Releases|Comments Off on Aperture Education Updates its DESSA Comprehensive SEL System

New features include non-binary gender descriptions, colorful graphs for easy data visualization, and a more intuitive process to input social-emotional learning (SEL) dataCharlotte N.C. (October 6, 2020) — Aperture Education, a leading provider of social-emotional assessments and intervention strategies for schools, has updated its DESSA Comprehensive SEL System to make it more intuitive for educators [...]