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21 Ways Teachers Can Integrate Social-Emotional Learning

If there’s anything the past year in education has made painfully obvious, it is the urgency of social-emotional education for our students. Kids need support and instruction to manage successfully in school (whether that’s in person or online) and in life. Skills like recognizing and managing emotions, being a good friend, controlling impulses, communicating effectively, and working with others are invaluable. Here are 25 simple ways you can support social-emotional learning for your students every day. 1. Start the day with a check-in Source: Jim Borgman Make it a goal to start each day with a personal connection. 2. Read-alouds are the perfect tool for exploring social-emotional themes with your class. 3. Source: 2B’s Black and White Super Stars Give kids lots of opportunities to work with partners. 4. Being able to work in a group setting is an important life skill. 5. Source: Miss Education At the beginning of the year, read Have You Filled a Bucket Today? 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13.

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10 Ideas for Notebook Time Recently, my seniors competed in a state-wide writing competition, and to aid in inspiration and help launch their writing process, I presented students with unique and exciting, low stakes writing opportunities. After reading my students’ writing contest pieces, I was reminded once again of the importance of time spent journaling—of the freedom and release of a writer’s notebook. Before we get to it, if you haven’t already checked out Tricia Ebarvia’s recent post on her three go-to writer’s notebook prompts, you should definitely do that now. No, no…now! It’s that good.

Social Emotional Learning Activities Welcome to our Social Emotional Learning Activities page. Below you will find free resources – lessons, activities, and printables – in the following skill areas: Communication, Cooperation, Emotion Regulation, Empathy, Impulse Control, and Social Initiation. These resources are age-appropriate for elementary and middle school students and are typically used in a classroom or a small group setting. UBC SEL Resource Finder - SEL Resources An Online Gratitude Journal Zest is a free downloadable app for iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch that helps you to remember and appreciate the … Peer-Assisted Learning Strategies This volume, edited by Dr. Karen Harris, Professor of Special Education at Arizona State University, and Dr. Lynn Meltzer, Professor …

Data: 5 Big Challenges in Preparing K-12 Students for the World of Work Once a month, students at Coxsackie-Athens High School near Albany, N.Y., can have a pizza lunch with local employers, including a national pharmaceutical company and an HVAC organization. A high school near Detroit that offers students a choice of career specialties recently added a Geographic Information Systems option, so that students can better compete for jobs managing drones and self-driving cars. A middle school in western Massachusetts requires all 7th graders to take a 45-day engineering design course, and all 8th graders to take a similar length “Computing for Innovation” course.

New Teachers: Working With Parents Back-to-School Night 2.0: Supercharge your delivery and find new ways to engage and connect with students’ families using some of these technology suggestions. (Edutopia, 2015) A Checklist for Back-to-School Night: Explore five ideas for the big night: sign-ins on tables, brochures, a classroom constitution, a presentation, and an inviting classroom environment. (Edutopia, Updated 2015) Back-to-School Night: The Ultimate Conversation Starter for a Successful School Year: Review guidance on how to start the year right by being transparent, direct, and consistent. (Edutopia, Updated 2015) Engaging Parents: An Elementary Teacher's Field Guide: Reflect on what matters most to parents at back-to-school night, and consider ways to engage more deeply. (Edutopia, 2011) This Ain't Your Momma's Open House: Use QR codes, augmented reality, virtual tours, and other advances in classroom technology to change up the sometimes less-than-efficient rituals of parent open house. (Edutopia, 2014)

Social and Emotional Learning in the Daily Life of Classrooms Integrating social and emotional learning into existing initiatives, including teacher evaluation, Common Core State Standards implementation, and professional learning, is no easy task. Regional technical assistance providers and state and district leaders can use this module to: Deepen their knowledge and skills for integrating a social and emotional learning emphasis into their policy and planning work. Strengthen connections between social and emotional learning, the Common Core State Standards, and teacher evaluation and professional development systems. Learn strategies for supporting school leaders in guiding teachers’ to reflect on their own teaching practices and social and emotional competencies.

CSEFEL: Center on the Social and Emotional Foundations for Early Learning Promoting Social and Emotional Competence: These modules were designed based on input gathered during focus groups with program administrators, T/TA providers, early educators, and family members about the types and content of training that would be most useful in addressing the social-emotional needs of young children. The content of the modules is consistent with evidence-based practices identified through a thorough review of the literature. Preschool Modules (English and Spanish Versions) K-12 Facts - The Center for Education Reform Updated as of December 2019 Snapshot of U.S. Student Achievement: Scores from the most recent National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP), better known as the Nation’s Report Card: 4th Grade ProficiencyMath - 41% students proficient Reading - 35% students proficient8th Grade ProficiencyMath – 34% students proficientReading – 34% students proficient (National Assessment of Educational Progress, 2019)

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