Tag: SEL

COVID’s Literacy Fallout

The metaphor “summer slide” has been used for decades to describe the essential skills that children lose over the summer when they’re out of school. Though this term was popular before 2020, unfortunately it...

Creating Contentment

In our media-saturated environment of ubiquitous devices, streaming video, and the pressure to keep up with instant messages and social media, students are often portrayed as mindless consumers of popular culture. But even the...

Back-to-School Guide Designed to Help Teachers Support SEL

Aperture Education has released a 2021 Back-to-School Guide designed to help teachers and administrators support students and families as schools resume. The Guide contains SEL information, resources, lessons, and activities that can be used...

Managing Reunions

This fall, many educators across the U.S. will be welcoming students back to brick-and-mortar classrooms for the first time in 18 months. Along with feeling excitement at resuming in-person learning, educators may simultaneously feel...

How to Best Support English Learners at Home

Before the COVID-19 pandemic, English learners (ELs), like many students, already faced challenges at school. How to engage and teach ELs when they’re learning from home is another new challenge educators are facing. Beginning...

Needs Attention

When we have a chance to look back, many in education will recognize 2020 as the year that learning radically changed. The impact of quickly pivoting the entire industry to an online environment has...

Helping Students Find Their Voices

Imagine being a student whose family has recently immigrated to the U.S. Your family is often struggling to make ends meet, is undocumented, and lives in poverty. Your ability to speak English is limited,...

Bilingual Children Adapt to Others’ Needs Better

Bilingual children adapt to the needs of their communication partners better than monolingual children, according to a study published in Child Development, because children growing up bilingually have to manage challenging communication situations more...

Making Connections That Count

Roberto Rivera explores the vital connection between social and cultural competence—for both students and teachers My father is from Nicaragua, and when I was growing up, he brought several of his siblings to the U.S....
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