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Social-Emotional Learning

The application of skills to understand and manage emotions, set and achieve positive goals, feel and show empathy for others, establish and maintain positive relationships, and make responsible decisions.

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Feb 01, 2023

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Multi-Tiered System of Support for Students of All Ages

Ripple Effects, a leader in social–emotional learning (SEL) for more than 20 years, provides a digital suite of evidence-based preK–12 programs that help learners and educators understand the root cause of social and behavior challenges, allowing them to customize plans to meet their specific needs. The programs are developmentally appropriate to promote personalized SEL skill-building, behavioral support, and positive mental health. In 2022 the Ripple Effects for Teens program was designated a recommended program by CASEL (Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning), and its early learner program, Bouncy’s Ready to Learn Resilience, was a finalist in the 2022 EdTech Cool Tool Awards.

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Feb 01, 2023


Teaching in the Wake of Violence

Violent attacks that target people because of their identities are happening around the world with disturbing frequency. What can educators do to help students reflect on and understand these attacks?

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Jan 17, 2023


Teacher–Student Connection Builder

School leaders can bring Along to their school—completely free. Along gives school educators a meaningful way to make each student feel seen and heard, fostering a sense of belonging and creating a more supportive school culture.

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Jan 13, 2023


Our Top Resources from December 2022

Each month we publish blogs and newsletters full of digital learning, funding, professional growth, social media, and STEM resources. Below are items from our blogs and newsletters that educators turned to the most in December.

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Jan 04, 2023


SEL Guide for Infusing Joy in the Classroom

Aperture Education’s new Winter SEL Guide contains 19 pages of social and emotional learning (SEL) strategies, resources, and activities to help educators, administrators, and families get the new year off to a good start.


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