25 05, 2017

How to Stop Students from Committing Severe Incidents Before They Happen – Optimistic Thinking and its Lifelong Effects

By | May 25th, 2017|Helpful Ideas, SEL|0 Comments

In this Mini-Series, our Director of Sales & Business Development, Marc Kirsch, will take us through four different studies about social and emotional learning. Each case will provide valuable insight into the importance of assessing and bolstering social and emotional skills in children of all ages. I am sitting here, typing up a blog on [...]

18 05, 2017

What Employers Want: Why SEL is Critical to Career Success

By | May 18th, 2017|Research, SEL|0 Comments

Did you know that the number one skill employers look for in new hires is creative problem-solving? In fact, many hiring managers feel that while technical job knowledge is desired, it’s not as important as “soft skills” like problem-solving, critical thinking and teamwork. It’s not surprising that these social and emotional competencies rank high on [...]

11 05, 2017

The 5 Strategic Pillars of Successful District-wide SEL Initiatives

By | May 11th, 2017|Helpful Ideas, SEL|0 Comments

Districts that plan to strategically integrate their Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) initiatives district-wide get the best results from their programs. There is no one-size-fits-all model that works for every district’s unique populations and needs, but there are certain foundational practices that can help any district implement a successful SEL initiative. Here are the 5 [...]

4 05, 2017

Think You Can’t Measure Social and Emotional Learning? Think Again

By | May 4th, 2017|Helpful Ideas, Research, SEL|0 Comments

Educators need a social and emotional assessment tool that delivers accurate results. There are a number of measures available to educators, but few are as immersed in research as the Devereux Student Strengths Assessment (DESSA). The DESSA has been standardized and norm-referenced, and the strong reliability and validity of the measure demonstrate that it is [...]

27 04, 2017

How to Stop Students from Committing Severe Incidents Before They Happen – Restorative Justice

By | April 27th, 2017|Helpful Ideas, Research, SEL|0 Comments

In this Mini-Series, our Director of Sales & Business Development, Marc Kirsch, will take us through four different studies about social and emotional learning. Each case will provide valuable insight into the importance of assessing and bolstering social and emotional skills in children of all ages. In the second of our 4-part series, we invited a [...]

20 04, 2017

The Importance of Full Immersion: Social and Emotional Learning as an Integral Part of the School Day

By | April 20th, 2017|Helpful Ideas, Research, SEL|0 Comments

Time and time again, our clients tell us they see the best results when Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) is not sporadically implemented but is embraced as an integral component of the school day. There are many ways to approach SEL instruction, but the key to success is to make SEL a systematic part of [...]

13 04, 2017

How to Stop Students from Committing Severe Incidents Before They Happen – The Great 8 Skills

By | April 13th, 2017|Helpful Ideas, SEL|0 Comments

In this Mini-Series, our Director of Sales & Business Development, Marc Kirsch, will take us through four different studies about social and emotional learning. Each case will provide valuable insight into the importance of assessing and bolstering social and emotional skills in children of all ages. In the first of our 4-part series, we'll talk about [...]

6 04, 2017

Measuring Effectiveness Through Program Evaluation

By | April 6th, 2017|Helpful Ideas, Research, SEL|0 Comments

Do know if your Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) curriculum is effective? How do you determine if it is helping students build the necessary skills to become successful? Fortunately, program evaluation is a helpful practice that provides answers to these questions. Let’s take a look at how a program evaluation can work using the DESSA. [...]