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5 Evidence-Based SEL Supports for Learning at Home

Intervention Spotlight, Social-Emotional Learning, Distance Learning

During this period of change and uncertainty, supporting students’ social-emotional learning and development, in addition to their academic learning, is critical. This is especially true for students who already struggle socially, emotionally, and behaviorally. Below are five evidence-based resources that can be used either by caregivers in the home or teachers remotely to promote key social-emotional competencies, such as self-regulation, self-awareness, social skills, and behavior management.

Top 5 Evidence-Based Strategies Students Can Use While Learning at Home

Intervention Spotlight

Strategies to help support students’ distance learning throughout COVID 19 school closures.

Top 5 Evidence-Based Strategies Students Can Use While Learning at Home

Intervention Spotlight, Distance Learning

How can families support student learning at home? (ESP)

The Branching Minds team has curated a set of 5 evidence-based strategies to support students learning at home while schools are closed. These strategies can be used across many grades and topics, and are easily supported by families so we can all work a bit “smarter not harder.” We have described the strategies below for teachers to incorporate into at-home assignments/packets, or for families looking for additional ways to support their children. The strategies are the following:

Learning Supports to Lean on throughout School Closures

Intervention Spotlight, Distance Learning

We know many of you are preparing your schools, colleagues, students, and families for schools either closing for a number of weeks or shifting to remote learning environments, or both. We have assembled a collection of learning supports from the Branching Minds library that could easily meet those new needs.

What do the tiers mean in Response to Intervention (RTI) / Multi Tiered System of Supports (MTSS)?

RTI/MTSS, Tiering Students, Starting with MTSS/RTI

A three-tiered system of service delivery is a necessary structure to efficiently and effectively support all children, not just those who struggle in school. The three-tiered system of service delivery is crucial in the attempt to ensure all students achieve at high levels and all students achieve college and career readiness. 

Looking for a free, evidence-based, attendance intervention?

Intervention Spotlight

Branching Minds is constantly updating our library of 1000s of evidence-based programs, strategies, activities, tools, and resources to help teachers find the right support for each student across both academic and behavioral domains. We are excited to spotlight one of those free evidence based interventions for you here: 

Looking for a free, evidence-based, reading intervention for secondary students?

Intervention Spotlight, ELA

Branching Minds is constantly updating our library of 1000s of evidence-based programs, strategies, activities, tools, and resources to help teachers find the right support for each student across both academic and behavioral domains. We are excited to spotlight one of those free evidence based interventions for you here: Strategic Adolescent Reading Intervention (STARI)

What is Response to Intervention (RTI)/Multi Tiered System of Supports (MTSS)?

RTI/MTSS, Starting with MTSS/RTI

Response to Intervention/Multi Tiered System of Supports (RTI/MTSS) is a collaborative, evidence-based, approach to differentiating and personalizing instruction and intervention, across academics and behavior for all students—so that every student can achieve academic and life success. RTI/MTSS is one of the most effective ways to provide an equitable educational experience, because it leverages collective knowledge and expertise to help teachers understand their learners needs and make informed and strategic decisions that best support them. 

What is Multi Tiered System of Supports (MTSS)?

RTI/MTSS, Starting with MTSS/RTI

Multi Tiered System of Supports (MTSS) is a collaborative, evidence-based, approach to differentiating and personalizing instruction and intervention, across academics and behavior for all students—so that every student can achieve academic and life success.

What is Tier 2 in Response to Intervention (RTI) / Multi Tiered System of Supports (MTSS)?

Tiering Students, Starting with MTSS/RTI

At Tier 2, students identified as being at-risk academically or behaviorally through universal screeners are provided scientific, research-based interventions in addition to the core. Approximately 10-15% of students will need supplemental instruction at Tier 2 to become proficient. Tier 2 interventions are implemented with groups of students demonstrating common skill deficits or social/emotional/behavioral risk characteristics. These students should be observed on Branching Minds, where a collaborative intervention plan is developed, monitored, and documented.