3 Benefits of SEL for Teachers in the Classroom


Social emotional learning (SEL) – a scientifically backed method for improving learning by addressing social and mental health issues – is a critical piece of a comprehensive K-12 curriculum. SEL builds emotional intelligence (EQ) and helps students develop the skills necessary to apply the knowledge they gain in the classroom in meaningful ways th...

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The Importance of Social Emotional Learning (SEL)

SEL Teacher working with student

In the past few years, social emotional learning (SEL) has taken center stage and become recognized as a necessary and fundamental part of education, as students have been forced to cope with challenges well beyond the typical scope of a school day. According to the National Education Association, SEL works. The U.S. government believes social emot...

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School Day Releases a Report on the State of Student Wellbeing in the United States


School Day releases report on the wellbeing of American students and how it has developed both during and post-pandemic. The report, American Schools Are Suffering From Long-term COVID, is based on 7 million student wellbeing survey answers and provides vast data and insight on how students are coping going back to school after several years of unc...

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A Week with School Day – Best Classroom Tool for Teachers to Improve the Wellbeing of Students


Are you new to using School Day or just in need of a fresh restart? Introducing new tools into your schedule might sometimes feel like a stretch, but once routinized, they will actually bring clarity, order, and even some extra minutes to your day. For a more straightforward implementation, here's an example of how to get the most out of Schoo...

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The Benefit of Asking Questions - Teachers Connecting And Cultivating Relationships With Students


One of the most invaluable things teachers have, is the close connection to their students. Spending so much time together means teachers have a unique standpoint when it comes to the long-term wellbeing of their students. In the hurdles of everyday school life, it's often impossible to keep the pulse on how each individual is doing. Some students ...

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The Principal’s Guide to Using School Day to Maximize the Potential of Students


In the past, we've written about the immense workload of principals. From thought leadership, financial management, improvised substitute teaching, and lunch serving during the pandemic. Work is continuous juggling between unexpected situations and round-the-clock days. There's so much to do, so many possibilities – and so little time. At School Da...

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A Partnership Between Erika’s Lighthouse and School Day Will Promote a Culture of Positive Mental Health and Wellbeing for Students in Grades 4-12


Chicago, Ill., September 6, 2022 – Erika's Lighthouse and School Day announced a partnership today to collaborate and cross-promote their resources to promote a culture of positive mental health and well-being among students in grades 4-12. Erika's Lighthouse is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to educating and raising awareness about adoles...

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How to Connect With Your Students and Understand Their Emotions


Most teachers are committed to creating strong bonds with their students, but it's a good idea to check the pulse of the teacher–class relationship every once in a while. Especially after vacations, when your students have spent a long time in a different set-up than during the school year, maybe grown a few inches, they might suddenly seem like ne...

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Towards a Softer School Culture - How to Build a Safer and More Trusting Classroom Environment


Healthy school culture is vital for school safety and effective social and emotional development. You know when the school climate is functioning well, with energized staff and enthusiastic students. Correspondingly, teachers gradually lose their drive when the school community isn't doing well. Students resort more easily to harmful coping techniq...

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Professional Development Ideas and Strategies for Teachers Who Really Care About the Well-being of Their Students


Almost as much as teaching, the job of an educator is learning. Staying curious about the world doesn't stop at growing older – instead, the ability to acquire new knowledge and skills increases the more we have in our back pockets. Unfortunately, as the daily hurdles and pressures take up the hours in and out of school, there's only a little time ...

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How to Improve Student Well-being on a Busy Schedule - Optimize Your School Day Experience


The teachers' time is sacred – there is not a minute to waste. We constantly hear from teachers who are doing everything for their students but struggle with finding the time to teach and enhance their class's well-being skills. When time is scarce, tools meant to help you can sometimes feel like just another task to take care of. That is something...

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How Can Educators Support Students Who Are Struggling with Learning Loss


What is Learning Loss? Learning loss is nothing new under the sun. The reasons behind it are manifold and derive from historical social and economic inequality. As the Covid-19 pandemic continues, the existing trends deepen and spread. Learning loss affects people of all ages, but the earlier it occurs, the more it impacts core skills such as readi...

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You Can Now Manage Both Teacher and Student Well-being With School Day!


Over a couple of years, our team at School Day has collected over 6 million student answers through our platform. The platform has been a haven for students to express their feelings in an anonymous, easy-to-access environment openly. They have seen how their answers have flourished in classroom discussions exploring meaningful topics with their te...

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Best Practices for Teacher Well-being | Feel Good, Teach Better


However comprehensive and thorough the curriculum, there is always a teacher in the center. The dullest-seeming lesson or topic can turn into something inspiring and insightful with a resourceful and passionate teacher. For many, the joy of learning and seeing the world from a new perspective is the top reason to become a teacher in the first place...

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Managing Student Well-being Needs to Start With a Deep Dive Into the Well-being of Our Educators


In our previous blog, we touched upon leading by example. However, much of the work teachers do affect or framed by their schools. So, in today's blog, we will explore how to best support and enable teachers to be the example we, as a community, need them to be. For teachers to successfully manage student well-being in their classroom, we need to s...

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Play, Curiosity, Well-being – The Secrets Behind Finland’s Education System's Success


When it comes to education, Finland has gathered a somewhat legendary reputation. There is undoubtedly a thing or two to borrow from the Finnish experience and Nordic system, succeeding both in academic performance and student happiness. To get you acquainted with what makes the Finnish school system so great, we are drawing the curtains for you by...

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Five Tips Towards Classroom Wellbeing

Five Tips Towards Classroom Wellbeing

Currently, there's a shift in the schools to focus on wellbeing in the classroom more and more. Schools in the UK have begun to implement a wellbeing curriculum into many schools throughout the UK whereby students will be introduced to issues around mental health, wellbeing and happiness from the beginning of primary school. However, there's no sim...

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Knowledge Management Empowering Quality and Equality in Education


Municipalities and schools with a desire to understand and develop pedagogical solutions, remove barriers to learning and improve student wellbeing, are moving in the right direction. These schools have the ability to make decisions focusing on students and teachers by managing knowledge and information effectively. However, each school is differen...

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School Day Wellbeing Model Analyzes, Explains and Supports Student Wellbeing

School Day Wellbeing Model Analyzes, Explains and Supports Student Wellbeing

It was a year ago when first students started using our School Day Wellbeing Solution. During the past year, we have received a lot of feedback and ideas on how to further develop our model. Our network has grown in size and knowhow, and there have been huge investments in research and product development. Nevertheless, the best...

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School Day and WholeSchools form Latin America Partnership


School Day and WholeSchools have signed a strategic partnership to strengthen student wellbeing and social-emotional learning in Latin America. WholeSchools will be representing School Day, an internationally recognized student wellbeing analytics solution, to all schools across Mexico and Latin America. School Day CEO Mika Kasanen says: "During th...

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