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Social-emotional learning

Social-emotional learning is the range of emotional, behavioral, and social effects produced by a program or intervention.

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BEST in CLASS: What Coaches and Teachers Say About It. Part 2: Teacher PerspectivesBEST in CLASS: What Coaches and Teachers Say About It. Part 2: Teacher Perspectives

Practice-based coaching (PBC) promotes a strong collaborative partnership between teachers and coaches to facilitate the use of effective instructional practices. The PBC process includes skills instruction on BEST in CLASS practices, shared goals and action planning, implementation support, classroom observation, and reflection and feedback.
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BEST in CLASS: What Coaches and Teachers Say About It. Part 1: Coach PerspectivesBEST in CLASS: What Coaches and Teachers Say About It. Part 1: Coach Perspectives

BEST in CLASS (Behavioral, Emotional, and Social Training: Competent Learners Achieving School Success) is a tier 2 (targeted) evidence-based intervention for young children with persistent and intensive challenging behaviors.
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Which Kindergarteners are at Risk of Being Bullied and/or Becoming Bullies, and What Can Educators and Parents Do About It?Which Kindergarteners are at Risk of Being Bullied and/or Becoming Bullies, and What Can Educators and Parents Do About It?

Bullying occurs when children experience unwanted and aggressive behavior from more powerful peers repeatedly over time.
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Top 5 Myths About SEL and Exclusionary DisciplineTop 5 Myths About SEL and Exclusionary Discipline

CASEL defines social-emotional learning (SEL) as “…the process through which young people and adults acquire and apply the knowledge, skills, and attitudes that help us to understand ourselves, connect with others, achieve our goals and support our communities”.
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Effectiveness of Tools for Getting Along: Teaching Students Problem-Solving Skills

(NASP 2022) This presentation described results from an effectiveness study of the Tools for (NASP 2022) Getting Along (TFGA) social problem-solving program. Findings show robust positive effects of TFGA on social–emotional and behavioral outcomes of Grade 4 students in geographically and demographically diverse areas.
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Practice-Based Coaching on the Pyramid Model: “It builds you up and finds your strengths”Practice-Based Coaching on the Pyramid Model: “It builds you up and finds your strengths”

SRI Education researchers are conducting an evaluation of the Pyramid Model, a three-tiered framework that supports early childhood education (ECE) teachers in preschool classrooms. The main goals of the Pyramid Model are to support ECE teachers as key figures in promoting the social-emotional skills and competence of children with and ...
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Reflecting on a year of distance learning as teachers plan for school reopeningReflecting on a year of distance learning as teachers plan for school reopening

After over a full year of school closures, several teachers and school administrators are busy preparing for the long-awaited return to in-person classes this fall. But while worries of student learning-loss, momentum, and social-emotional well-being remain at the forefront of parent and school administrators’ concerns, the significant impact that this ...
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Social-Emotional Learning Program Study: Tools for Getting AlongSocial-Emotional Learning Program Study: Tools for Getting Along

After a turbulent 2020-2021 school year, it is more important than ever that educators have feasible and effective options to support students’ foundational social-emotional skills. Prior studies have found that students who participate in social-emotional learning (SEL) programs improve their behavioral and academic functioning and reduce their challenging behaviors.1 When ...
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How early childhood education providers can use COVID-19 relief funds to establish lasting mental health supports for staff and childrenHow early childhood education providers can use COVID-19 relief funds to establish lasting mental health supports for staff and children

Did you know? The recent influx of federal COVID-19 relief funds provides an opportunity to fund early childhood educational mental health supports and services! State agency leaders and early childhood educators can use infant and early childhood mental health consultation (IECMHC) to meet children’s social and emotional needs during and beyond ...
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Toolkit for talking about racism and police violence with studentsToolkit for talking about racism and police violence with students

What strategies can educators use to facilitate safe and meaningful discussions on race, racial (in)justice and racism? This toolkit from Learning for Justice (formerly Teaching Tolerance) offers specific strategies, as well as tips for managing student responses, in order to create a safe environment for difficult conversations. https://www.learningforjustice.org/magazine/spring-2015/toolkit-for-talking-about-racism-and-police-violence-with-students
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