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3 Quick Tips to Support Social-Emotional Learning

August 16, 2021

The past two school years have been unlike any other in the past. For many students, teachers, and families, there have been shifts between in-person and online instruction that have made building classroom community and relationships especially challenging. So as you head back to school this year, you probably have social-emotional learning on the mind. There are many different ways to support social-emotional learning (SEL) over the course of the school year.

The idea of social-emotional learning is one I’ve covered a few times on the blog this year. And you might remember this Easy EdTech Podcast interview with SEL expert Krista Leh from this past spring. We spoke about strategies for supporting social-emotional learning in the digital world and ideas for supporting SEL initiatives at your school and district.

In this blog post, we’ll look at three tips for supporting students with social-emotional learning. I’ve also included a link to download a set of free SEL posters from Rise Vision.

Tips to Support Social-Emotional Learning 

This back-to-school season, you can start the school year with these three quick tips to support social-emotional learning:

  1. Give Students Time to Share: Whether as a whole class, small group, or a partner turn-and-talk, students can share an update on their work or even talk about a favorite thing. You might try discussion prompts specifically connected to community-building.
  2. Conduct Regular Check-Ins: This routine might happen at the beginning or end of the school day, where students have a chance to talk about how they are feeling. You might try out word clouds with students as a way to help them share.
  3. Give Students Options: To help promote student decision-making, give them choices throughout the school day. This could include choosing which step to complete next on a project or whether to work independently or with a partner.
Learn different ways support social-emotional learning (SEL) over the course of the school year with digital signage and free posters.

Free SEL Posters for Schools

If you’re a regular reader of the blog, you already know about Rise Vision. They make free posters for educators each month, including these back-to-school posters I featured on the blog earlier this summer. This month, the team at Rise Vision have you covered with motivational posters for all core components of SEL. 

Rise Vision’s free posters and digital signage creates a new medium for sharing messages related to social-emotional learning. The posters feature the core competencies from the CASEL Framework, including: Self-Awareness, Self-Management, Social Awareness, Relationship Skills, and Responsible Decision-Making.

Learn different ways support social-emotional learning (SEL) over the course of the school year with digital signage and free posters.

Unlimited Digital Signage License Plan

Right now, the team at Rise Vision is offering a summer savings deal for schools. If you are interested in an unlimited license plan for digital signage, the cost is $999 for the year, and you can learn more on their website.

In addition to these SEL posters, Rise Vision has a gallery of 400+ templates that you can use in your school. Their team has created templates for all different types of events, celebrations, and occasions you might want to display information about on a digital display. Rise Vision also adds fresh designs every week. So there are lots of options to choose from for back-to-school and the entire school year.

Using Digital Signage to Share SEL Tips

To help spread the word about SEL skill-building, you can display these posters in high-traffic areas of your school. These posters can help serve as a reminder for students throughout the school year. Or it can act as a reminder to staff and community members who visit your school building.

Rise Vision creates a wide range of resources for schools and educators. The team at Rise Vision creates digital signage for displays throughout a school building. Have you used digital signage before? Digital signage helps schools create important messaging (around SEL and more) and emergency alerts, too. 

Use this link to download a collection of free SEL posters. 

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Dr. Monica Burns is a former classroom teacher, Author, Speaker, and Curriculum & EdTech Consultant. Visit her site for more ideas on how to become a tech-savvy teacher.

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3 Responses to “3 Quick Tips to Support Social-Emotional Learning”

  1. Francisco Becerra Corona

    These tips to support social emotions: Time to Share, Conduct Regular Check-Ins and Give Students Options. These are a great idea to back school. We can engage with the students and connect with them to have a super course. Thank you for share it.

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