19 04, 2018

12 Social and Emotional Learning Activities

By | 2018-04-13T18:01:30+00:00 April 19th, 2018|Fun, Helpful Ideas, SEL|0 Comments

12 Social and Emotional Learning Activities From reading to arithmetic, social and emotional learning (SEL) can be woven into nearly any subject. There are many ways to reinforce SEL concepts right alongside core academic instruction in classrooms or afterschool programs. Here are 12 activity and lesson ideas — organized by core subject area — to [...]

12 04, 2018

SEL Goals for IEPs

By | 2018-04-13T14:03:50+00:00 April 12th, 2018|Helpful Ideas, SEL|0 Comments

Social and Emotional Goals for IEPs: Why They Are Important and How to Write Them   It’s no secret that students with disabilities can struggle socially and have difficulty managing their emotions. Sometimes these deficits can impact their ability to learn and thrive in the classroom and beyond. Since 1975, schools have used Individualized Education [...]

5 04, 2018

DECA/DESSA Blog Series, Part II: Teaching Strategies for Youth’s SEL Development, Infants through 8th Grade

By | 2018-03-26T19:46:17+00:00 April 5th, 2018|Helpful Ideas, Research, SEL|0 Comments

Teach SEL on a Continuum: Ideas to Promote Strong Relationships with Infants – 8th Grade Students DECA/DESSA Blog Series, Part II This is the second in a series of posts from Aperture Education’s Senior Research Associate, Jennifer Robitaille. Before joining Aperture Education, Robitaille worked with the Devereux Center for Resilient Children. She has worked extensively [...]

29 03, 2018

How Can SEL Support Restorative Practices?

By | 2018-03-26T19:46:29+00:00 March 29th, 2018|Helpful Ideas, Research, SEL|0 Comments

SEL in Practice: Resolving Conflicts through Restorative Justice Sometimes, good intentions can work against you. Research shows that when punitive practices such as expulsion and suspension are used too frequently, schools/programs are actually less safe, have lower academic achievement and face increased dropout rates. For these reasons, organizations are moving away from punitive forms of [...]

22 03, 2018

[Student Activity] Teach Students Problem-Solving Skills with SEL

By | 2018-04-04T18:49:42+00:00 March 22nd, 2018|Fun, Helpful Ideas, SEL|0 Comments

We make decisions every day. We set goals, encounter challenges, and find ways to work through obstacles toward a solution. Some problems are easy, like deciding what color shirt to wear. Other problems are more complex and require deeper problem-solving skills. According to the National Association of Colleges and Employers’ (NACE) Job Outlook 2018 survey, problem-solving [...]

15 03, 2018

4 Reasons to Start the School Day with Morning Meetings

By | 2018-03-12T16:15:34+00:00 March 15th, 2018|Helpful Ideas, Research, SEL|0 Comments

Have you considered implementing morning meetings in your school or class? You should. Schools benefit from this practice in many ways. The quick, 20-minute sessions strengthen the teacher-student connection; reduce bullying, absences, and behavior incidents; and improve school culture. Here are the four key components of morning meetings and ways meetings reinforce social and emotional [...]

8 03, 2018

How Early Can Youth Begin Learning SEL? (It May Be Earlier Than You Think!)

By | 2018-03-08T15:53:05+00:00 March 8th, 2018|Helpful Ideas, Research, SEL|0 Comments

DECA/DESSA Blog Series, Part I This is the first in a series of posts from Aperture Education's Senior Research Associate, Jennifer Robitaille. Before joining Aperture Education, Robitaille worked with the Devereux Center for Resilient Children. She has worked extensively on both the DECA and DESSA. How Early Can You Start SEL? (Earlier Than You Think!) [...]

28 02, 2018

Kickboard and Aperture Education Partner to Help Schools Use Student Behavior Data to Measure Social Emotional Learning

By | 2018-02-28T19:04:28+00:00 February 28th, 2018|Press Releases|0 Comments

Partnership focuses on helping schools collect, monitor and analyze student social and emotional skill and behavior data  Charlotte N.C. (Feb. 28, 2018) — Social-emotional learning (SEL) company Aperture Education and Kickboard, which provides technology and coaching for school culture initiatives, have partnered to help schools collect, monitor and analyze data on 40 student behaviors that [...]