SEL and Behavior

    Today March 26th, 2021 is International #SELDay. International SEL Day represents an opportunity to celebrate the importance of social-emotional learning, and leveraging the power of it as we prepare to reopen our schools and renew our communities.

    To celebrate International SEL Day, our team curated a list of some of the most popular and useful resources. We hope you’ll find insights and practicable ideas.


    Blog articles:

    📄Student Engagement: Why it’s Important and How to Promote it

    📄Four Tips for Improving Social-Emotional Learning

    📄5 Evidence-Based SEL Supports for Learning at Home

    📄Top 10 Used Behavioral Strategies in 2020

    📄3 Takeaways from CASEL’s New Definition of SEL

    📄Avoiding Common Mistakes When Implementing SEL (edutopia)


    💻Best Practices for Assessing Students' Social Emotional Competencies within an MTSS Framework

    💻Best Practices for Behavior Progress Monitoring in MTSS

    💻Using SEL Programs and Assessments within an MTSS Framework

    💻Using Social-Emotional Learning Programs within MTSS


    Academic resources and research:

    🔍Supporting School Community Wellness with SEL During and After A Pandemic

    🔍How to Achieve High-Quality SEL Program Implementation: What the Research Says

    🔍Classroom racial/ethnic diversity and upper elementary children’s social-emotional development




    💫Children Full of Life Documentary (A wonderful example of teacher and classroom that embodies SEL)


    SEL for teachers:

    💕The Importance of Teacher Self-Care


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    Our platform supports teachers with Behavior and SEL in the following ways:

    ✅Assessing SEL Needs with the DESSA
    ✅ Understand Students Perception of their Own SEL Competence with the SECA
    ✅ Leveraging SEL Screeners for Tiering
    ✅ More effective problem-solving
    ✅ Finding the Right Evidence-based Interventions & Accommodations for Each Learner
    ✅ Creating Intervention Plans and Monitoring Daily & Weekly Progress in Behavior/SEL
    ✅ Logging & Monitoring Behavior Incidents
    ✅ Pattern Matching Behavior Incidents Across Groups

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