22 02, 2018

How are States Incorporating SEL into their ESSA Frameworks?

By | 2018-02-15T19:57:34+00:00 February 22nd, 2018|Helpful Ideas, Legislative, SEL|0 Comments

How States are Incorporating SEL into their ESSA Frameworks — Part Two The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) provides valuable funding opportunities for social and emotional learning (SEL), and states are prioritizing SEL in different ways. This week we are looking at how three states — Colorado, Kansas, and Pennsylvania — are embedding SEL into [...]

15 02, 2018

Take Action! Use SEL Data to Create Tailored Interventions

By | 2018-02-14T14:31:46+00:00 February 15th, 2018|Helpful Ideas, SEL|0 Comments

We all know the saying: What’s assessed gets addressed. Social and emotional learning (SEL) data gives educators critical insight into why a student is struggling — information that traditional measures alone, such as attendance and behavior incidents, don’t provide. Take action on your SEL data by using it to identify students who need additional supports, [...]

8 02, 2018

Meeting ESSA Title IV Requirements with the DESSA

By | 2018-02-07T15:35:18+00:00 February 8th, 2018|Helpful Ideas, Legislative, SEL|0 Comments

Meet ESSA Title IV SEL Requirements It happens every spring. As schools begin planning next year’s budgets, we are approached with questions from educators who are sold on Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) and are looking for ways to fund it for the following year. We’ve previously shared tips on how to leverage Title IV [...]

1 02, 2018

How SEL Can Help ELL/Immigrant Students and Educators’ Ability to Support Them

By | 2018-01-29T18:53:05+00:00 February 1st, 2018|Helpful Ideas, SEL|0 Comments

Use SEL to Ease the Transition for ELL and Immigrant Students It’s not surprising that many educators struggle to understand and address the challenges English language learner (ELL) and immigrant students face. But it’s important to try, since these students’ experiences often create special learning needs. Many ELL and immigrant students are abruptly dropped into [...]

25 01, 2018

4 Ways SEL Supports Special Education Students

By | 2018-01-26T14:56:23+00:00 January 25th, 2018|Helpful Ideas, Research, SEL|0 Comments

The increasing awareness and research behind social and emotional learning (SEL) is shining light on a truth that special education teachers have long known: Building supportive relationships, increasing self-efficacy, and helping students learn how to manage their emotions are factors critical to student success. All students can benefit from SEL, yet as special education teachers [...]

18 01, 2018

 Strengthen Your MTSS and PBIS Frameworks With SEL

By | 2018-01-16T14:56:32+00:00 January 18th, 2018|Helpful Ideas, SEL|0 Comments

Last fall, we provided tips and strategies to help you incorporate Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) into your MTSS and PBIS frameworks. But SEL can go beyond supporting interventions and instruction — social and emotional data also can be a powerful tool for gaining insight into students’ specific needs and guiding decision-making. Data is the [...]

11 01, 2018

How Mindfulness Fits into the SEL Framework

By | 2018-01-08T16:03:18+00:00 January 11th, 2018|Helpful Ideas, SEL|0 Comments

How Mindfulness Fits into the SEL Framework Schools are increasingly recognizing the power of social and emotional skills and their positive impact on students’ success. As such, new programs are being developed to encourage social and emotional skill development, including things like self-management and empathy. Social and emotional learning (SEL) and mindfulness are highly complimentary [...]

4 01, 2018

SEL Assessments vs Surveys: What You Need to Know

By | 2018-01-30T17:36:15+00:00 January 4th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

As Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) continues to grow in prominence, more and more states and districts are adopting SEL standards. Just as with academics, SEL standards ensure accountability and help educators plan, implement, and assess student learning. For this reason, schools need access to well-researched, evidence-based assessments that align to SEL best practices and [...]