30 03, 2017

Is This Working? The Importance of Social and Emotional Progress Monitoring

By | March 30th, 2017|Helpful Ideas, Research, SEL|0 Comments

So, you’ve selected a Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) program and are ready to get the implementation process started. But have you considered how to measure student response to the program? If an intervention isn’t effective, it’s important to understand why, and the sooner the better. Learn how progress monitoring with the Devereux Student Strengths [...]

23 03, 2017

How Early Can SEL Skills be Effectively Taught to Students?

By | March 23rd, 2017|Helpful Ideas, Research, SEL|0 Comments

Students entering kindergarten need to know more than just their ABCs. Social and emotional skills are just as important and can have a long-term, positive impact on academic achievement as children grow and mature. Unfortunately, many students are behind in their social and emotional development when they enter kindergarten. But the good news is these [...]

16 03, 2017

Are SEL Programs Worth the Time & Money? A Look at the Return on Investment

By | March 16th, 2017|Helpful Ideas, Research, SEL|0 Comments

Currently, there is a lot of buzz around developing the social and emotional skills of students. Many research studies demonstrate that students benefit from SEL programming and these programs can lead to better grades, higher attendance rates, and increased positive behavior. Yet with ever-tightening budgets, district leaders often wonder–what is the return on investment of [...]

14 03, 2017

Burlington Public Schools Showcases its Social-Emotional Learning Initiative during March 29, 2017 Webinar

By | March 14th, 2017|Events, Press Releases|0 Comments

Webinar hosted by Aperture Education explores Burlington’s success with implemented behavioral supports for students Charlotte N.C. (March 14, 2017) — Quality social and emotional learning (SEL) programs are a key part of teaching the whole child. Aperture Education will showcase one district’s SEL implementation during a free webinar at 2 p.m. EDT on March 29th, [...]

7 03, 2017

Caring Counts: Ways to Build Stronger, More Supportive Relationships with Students

By | March 7th, 2017|Helpful Ideas, SEL|0 Comments

Unfortunately, many students feel their teachers do not care about them. Research shows that healthy relationships between teachers and students are critical to creating effective learning environments. When students feel they can trust their teachers and are supported by them, students are much more likely to engage, succeed, and demonstrate positive behavior in school. [...]

2 03, 2017

Social & Emotional Learning: A Preferred “Other Indicator” for ESSA

By | March 2nd, 2017|Legislative|0 Comments

Schools across the country are ramping up for The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), a new federal mandate that goes into effect this fall. ESSA will replace No Child Left Behind, a federal law passed in 2002 to help bridge the academic achievement gap in our nation’s public school system. In addition to measuring academic [...]

21 02, 2017

Social & Emotional Learning: The Basics

By | February 21st, 2017|Helpful Ideas, Research|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 [...]