21 02, 2017

Social & Emotional Learning: The Basics

By | February 21st, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) has been a hot topic among researchers for some time, but it’s still a relatively new and somewhat mysterious concept for many educators in the field. There is a wealth of information out there about this important subject, but it can be difficult to know where to begin and how [...]

15 02, 2017

What is Social Emotional Learning?

By | February 15th, 2017|Helpful Ideas, Research|0 Comments

“Soft skills,” or non-cognitive skills, have received a lot of attention over recent years as more and more educators have come to understand how critical these competencies are to students’ success. But understanding what these competencies are, exactly, can be confusing since there are so many terms that describe these skills. Social and emotional learning [...]

9 02, 2017

Why Self-Efficacy is Critical to Learning

By | February 9th, 2017|Helpful Ideas, Research|0 Comments

Why do some students rise up to face challenges and find ways to overcome them, while others tend to give up in defeat? Much research shows that self-efficacy plays a critical role in this dynamic. Learn why this construct is so important for learning and how it impacts students' success in school and beyond. Closely [...]

30 01, 2017

Aperture Education visits Clayton Youth Enrichment Services

By | January 30th, 2017|Events|0 Comments

What a way to kick off the New Year with the training team at Aperture Education! Tatiana Carter (Prestige Achievement) and I recently supported a select group of afterschool educators and site leads in establishing a foundation for social and emotional learning. They say “Everything is bigger in Texas,” and the vision Clayton Youth Enrichment [...]

26 01, 2017

Aperture Education Focuses on Students’ Social & Emotional Competence

By | January 26th, 2017|Press Releases|0 Comments

New Social Enterprise Aperture Education Focuses on Students’ Social and Emotional Competence New company is a joint venture of Apperson, Inc. and the Devereux Center for Resilient Children Charlotte N.C. (Jan. 26, 2017)—Assessment company Apperson, Inc., and the Devereux Center for Resilient Children – a prevention-focused service of the nonprofit organization Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health [...]

3 01, 2017

Thoughts from Kennedy Forum 2016

By | January 3rd, 2017|Events|0 Comments

On December 6th, I had the distinct honor to attend the Kennedy Forum Annual Meeting 2016 in Chicago, Illinois! This year’s theme was Leadership for Change! I participated in a premier annual gathering of national and global thought leaders to ignite new ideas, build cross industry collaboration and inspire actionable results in the resilience, health, [...]