News: Social Problem-Solving Skills
Was a First Grade Virginia Teacher Shot Because Her Student was Denied Special Education Services?
Blog describes how some districts do not have access to a continuum of special education services for students with behavioral challenges—including self-contained special education, day treatment, or...Read Full Article
Why “Do” SEL If It Doesn’t Improve Student Behavior in the Classroom and Across the School?
Blog describes the components, social skills, instructional approach, and implementation characteristics to help schools teach students behaviorally-observable interpersonal, social problem-solving, c...Read Full Article
Reviewing the Educational Challenges of 2022: The Need for Improvement in the Midst of Academic Gaps, Discipline and SEL Problems, School Shootings, and Continued Disproportionality
Blog summarizes and provides links to Blogs published during 2022. Twenty-two Blogs are organized in four themes: School Improvement and Staff Effectiveness; Social Skills Instruction and Social-Emoti...Read Full Article
The Three Keys to Closing Students’ Academic and Social-Emotional Gaps
Blog discusses the predominant academic and social, emotional, and behavioral challenges for students in our schools today, and describes (with links to a recent national radio interview and past Blog...Read Full Article
Emotionally Responding to a (Hurricane) Disaster: Short-Term, Long-Term, Adults, and Children
Blog shares personal experiences and professional reflections prompted by Hurricane Ian’s devastation in Fort Myers, Florida. Analysis focuses on student and adult emotional reactions, the response ph...Read Full Article
The Academic and Social-Emotional Impact of Multiple Moves on Students in Poverty
This Blog discusses the research and real academic, social, emotional, and other impacts of the multiple moves often experienced by students who live in poverty. Educators are encouraged to “seek firs...Read Full Article