21 09, 2017

Don’t Wait for Next Year ― Start Collecting SEL Data Now!

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

The days are starting to get cooler, and teachers and students are settling into the swing of the school year. Educators have established classroom routines and are forging ahead through their lesson plans. As you plan for the year ahead, don’t forget to incorporate social and emotional learning (SEL) to actively promote students’ social and [...]

14 09, 2017

6 Student Rewards That Won’t Break the Bank

By | September 14th, 2017|Helpful Ideas|0 Comments

Want to promote success or good behavior among your students? While intrinsic motivation is critical to social and emotional learning (SEL), sometimes external, extrinsic rewards are just what students need to go the extra mile. But you are busy and budgets are limited, and we understand that finding effective (and inexpensive) student rewards can be [...]

7 09, 2017

How the Proposed 2018 Education Budget Impacts SEL Funding

By | September 7th, 2017|Legislative, SEL|0 Comments

The House Appropriations Committee has approved an education budget that calls for more than $2.4 million in cuts. The reductions are far less than the president’s plan, yet the House bill’s proposed decrease in spending will limit funding for many important education programs ― and this could impact social and emotional learning (SEL). The good [...]

31 08, 2017

Defining Your SEL Metrics

By | August 31st, 2017|Helpful Ideas, Research, SEL|0 Comments

A new school year is here, and you are sold on the importance of social and emotional learning (SEL) in improving student engagement and academic success. As the year kicks off, you are likely busy getting your SEL program up and running, training educators on how to teach SEL, and establishing school-wide SEL practices and [...]

24 08, 2017

How SEL Can Support Your MTSS Framework

By | August 24th, 2017|Helpful Ideas, SEL|0 Comments

 Social and emotional learning (SEL) and Multi-Tiered System of Supports (MTSS) go hand in hand. Developing social and 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 [...]

17 08, 2017

Reduce Chronic Absenteeism with Social and Emotional Learning

By | August 17th, 2017|Research, SEL|0 Comments

Under the new Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), states must establish accountability systems that measure student success or school quality. How to measure these is up to individual states, and many are zeroing in on chronic absenteeism. Districts have long used attendance rates as a metric for measuring early warning and student performance. Yet, chronic [...]

10 08, 2017

Social-Emotional Learning Expert Paul LeBuffe Leads Webinar on the Appropriate Use of the Devereux Student Strengths Assessment

By | August 10th, 2017|Press Releases, SEL|0 Comments

Webinar hosted by Aperture Education Aug. 29, 2017 offers insight into what the DESSA is – and what it is not  Charlotte N.C. (Aug. 10, 2017) — Social-emotional learning (SEL) assessments can provide valuable information to help school districts improve their SEL programs and address the social-emotional strengths and needs of individual students. However, in [...]

10 08, 2017

5 Tips to Help Families Teach Social and Emotional Learning

By | August 10th, 2017|Fun, Helpful Ideas, SEL|0 Comments

More often than not, learning starts at home. Parents aspire to help their children become healthy, happy, and productive citizens, and many are recognizing the importance of social and emotional learning (SEL) in achieving these goals. The best results occur when schools and families work together to create an SEL framework that extends beyond the [...]