Helpful Ideas

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. [...]

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 [...]

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. [...]