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 [...]

24 09, 2020

5 Ways to Promote Equity with SEL

By |2020-09-30T20:30:01+00:00September 24th, 2020|DESSA|Comments Off on 5 Ways to Promote Equity with SEL

Educational equity means that “every student has access to the resources and educational rigor they need at the right moment in their education regardless of race, ethnicity, language, disability, family background, or family income.”Creating an equitable classroom where all students can thrive is a complex process. While social and emotional learning (SEL) alone will not [...]

17 09, 2020

Is Your SEL Assessment Scientifically Peer-Reviewed? It Should Be.

By |2020-09-30T20:46:11+00:00September 17th, 2020|DESSA, Research, SEL, SEL Lessons/Activities|Comments Off on Is Your SEL Assessment Scientifically Peer-Reviewed? It Should Be.

We all know the saying, “two heads are better than one.” But when it comes to research, many heads are better than just one or two.Peer review is an important part of the research process because it helps motivate researchers to conduct high-quality studies. It also improves research and promotes high research standards and originality. [...]

10 09, 2020

Supporting Our Most Vulnerable Students with SEL

By |2020-09-16T20:11:52+00:00September 10th, 2020|SEL, SEL Lessons/Activities|Comments Off on Supporting Our Most Vulnerable Students with SEL

A growing population of students in the United States face increased risk due to a range of environmental factors and behaviors. These children are more likely to struggle academically, which can lead to dropping out of school and lifelong economic hardship.Every day, schools work to help these vulnerable students overcome adversity and achieve positive academic [...]

20 08, 2020

Don’t Wait to Build an Inclusive, Supportive Learning Environment

By |2020-08-22T17:59:06+00:00August 20th, 2020|SEL, SEL Lessons/Activities|Comments Off on Don’t Wait to Build an Inclusive, Supportive Learning Environment

This school year will most likely not be “business as usual.” So much is in flux, and there are many unknowns. Will students learn in-person, remotely, or a through a hybrid of both? How will school practices change? What will our new routines look like? It is difficult to plan for the unknown. But as we [...]