Elaine Mulligan

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Elaine Mulligan is a career special educator and dissemination specialist. Her previous work included serving as Director of the National Dissemination Center for Children with Disabilities (NICHCY).

5 “T” Strategies for Promoting Student Mental Health

Authors : Elaine Mulligan

Three and a half minute animated video describing ways that teachers can incorporate mental health practices into everyday classroom activities. Adapted from our How can we incorporate mental health education into schools? Consider the 5 Ts blog.

Check out our new Resources section!

Authors : Elaine Mulligan

Need quick, digestible information on supporting student behavior? We have a bunch of goodies for you! Our new Resources section offers infographics and brief videos full of just-in-time strategies and tips for classroom teachers.  Go to the new Resources page!

How to incorporate social-emotional learning into instruction

Authors : Elaine Mulligan

Three-minute animated video with tips for classroom teachers. Content adapted from our blog post, How can we incorporate mental health education into schools? Consider the 5 T’s.

Strategies for bringing an equity lens to SEL

Authors : Elaine Mulligan

Social-emotional learning (SEL) programs are more likely to be successful with all students when they are grounded in strategies that promote equity. Equity means ‘leveling the playing field’ and creating a culture where all students feel fully included, respected, represented, and valued. Here are a few strategies that start in the classroom. Content excerpted from … Continue reading Strategies for bringing an equity lens to SEL

Criteria for selecting a social-emotional program

Authors : Elaine Mulligan

Standalone SEL programs or curricula build students’ social-emotional skills separately from main instructional time. To implement standalone SEL programs, typically teachers or other qualified school staff members, such as counselors or school social workers, receive training in the curriculum and allot time during the school day to teach a series of lessons. Standalone SEL programs … Continue reading Criteria for selecting a social-emotional program

Strategies for incorporating SEL into instruction

Authors : Elaine Mulligan

One approach to teaching social-emotional skills in the classroom is to integrate SEL into everyday academic instruction. Rather than teach social-emotional skills independently of academic skills, many teachers and administrators are trying to implement SEL throughout the school day. Here are several useful strategies identified in these resources that teachers can use to incorporate SEL … Continue reading Strategies for incorporating SEL into instruction

Multi-Tiered Systems of Support pyramid

Authors : Elaine Mulligan

MTSS stands for multi-tiered systems of support. It is a framework to provide academic and behavioral supports for all students based on their individual needs. Because different students have different strengths and needs, tailored levels of support are more likely to help them succeed in school.   Content excerpted from our blog post, Multi-tiered frameworks: … Continue reading Multi-Tiered Systems of Support pyramid