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 |2021-02-18T19:45:09+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, [...]

7 01, 2021

4 Ways to Start the New Year Strong

By |2021-01-13T17:54:51+00:00January 7th, 2021|SEL|Comments Off on 4 Ways to Start the New Year Strong

Even during normal times, both teachers and students need a kick-start after returning from winter break. The long winter months lie ahead, and there is still a lot of teaching to do. Making a few key changes to your instruction and daily routine will help re-energize both you and your students so you finish the [...]

10 12, 2020

10 SEL Activities for Educators to De-Stress Over Winter Break

By |2020-12-04T18:56:50+00:00December 10th, 2020|Adult SEL, SEL|Comments Off on 10 SEL Activities for Educators to De-Stress Over Winter Break

Educators, we know you’ve had a tough year. In addition to the normal stress that comes with teaching, you are also faced with the challenges of online and distance learning, helping students cope with grief and loss, and disruptions to your personal lives. We know these are just a few of the big challenges you [...]

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 [...]