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Continuing Social Emotional Learning During Summer Break
13.06.2024
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Continuing Social Emotional Learning During Summer Break

Social emotional learning (SEL) programs in schools have been instrumental in helping students learn how to better manage their emotions, build better relationships, and articulate their feelings. But ...
The Research Behind Social Emotional Learning
08.05.2024
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The Research Behind Social Emotional Learning

Over the past several years, social emotional learning (SEL) has come under fire in school districts across the country. Yet the research shows that the positive impact of SEL programs continues throu ...
6 Ways Districts Can Ensure Social-Emotional Support for Gifted Students
16.04.2024
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6 Ways Districts Can Ensure Social-Emotional Support for Gifted Students

Guest post by Beth Rush, an education reporter at Body+Mind who writes about the importance of teaching climate consciousness in public and private schools. Follow Beth on X (formerly Twitter) @bodymi ...
Wellbeing Matters
09.04.2024
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Wellbeing Matters

School Day is a company dedicated to the wellbeing of students. Our social emotional learning (SEL) program is designed to help teachers create an environment in which students can learn. Education is ...
How Social Emotional Learning Helps Students in the Age of AI
07.03.2024
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How Social Emotional Learning Helps Students in the Age of AI

AI is here and is becoming a fundamental part of our everyday lives. With recent and projected advances in AI, this perpetually evolving technology is only going to become more integral in everything ...
How Meditation Breaks Support Social and Emotional Learning in ECE
22.02.2024
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How Meditation Breaks Support Social and Emotional Learning in ECE

Guest post by Beth Rush, an education reporter at Body+Mind who writes about the importance of teaching climate consciousness in public and private schools. Follow Beth on X (formerly Twitter) @bodymi ...
The Case for Introducing Social Emotional Learning in K-3 Education
05.02.2024
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The Case for Introducing Social Emotional Learning in K-3 Education

There has been a growing understanding that academic success is only one part of a child's development. As districts focus on preparing students for the challenges of the future, educators are turning ...
How Parents Can Support SEL in Schools
18.01.2024
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How Parents Can Support SEL in Schools

Social emotional learning (SEL) has come under fire in recent years, even though the research is indisputable regarding the overall benefits of social emotional learning in K-12 classrooms. In fact, E ...
The Future of Social Emotional Learning in K-12 Education
18.12.2023
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The Future of Social Emotional Learning in K-12 Education

The way in which we measure academic achievement is expanding to encompass a holistic approach to student development. Social emotional learning (SEL) is emerging as a pivotal piece of the academic pu ...
The Long-Term Impact of Social Emotional Learning
13.11.2023
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The Long-Term Impact of Social Emotional Learning

Social emotional learning (SEL) programs have been used in schools since the 1970s, when the concept of SEL and the importance of teaching students social and emotional skills first gained popularity. ...
4 Ways SEL Impacts Communities and Society
12.10.2023
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4 Ways SEL Impacts Communities and Society

Social emotional learning (SEL) doesn't benefit only those students receiving the instruction. SEL also has a profound impact on their communities and society as a whole. Here are four ways SEL impact ...
SEL and English Language Learners
13.09.2023
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SEL and English Language Learners

Starting a new school year can be stressful, but that stress is amplified for students who are learning English as a second language (ESL). According to the NEA, by 2025, 1 out of 4 children in classr ...
The Powerful Impact of SEL for Special Education Students
16.08.2023
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The Powerful Impact of SEL for Special Education Students

Social emotional learning (SEL) is a powerful tool for special education (SPED) students that extends beyond traditional academic instruction. SEL recognizes the essential role that emotions, relation ...
From Classroom to Real Life: How SEL Equips Teens for Success
27.07.2023
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From Classroom to Real Life: How SEL Equips Teens for Success

Teenagers face a number of overwhelming and stressful challenges as they transition from the classroom to real life. But social emotional learning (SEL) can help make the process easier by giving teen ...
How Social Emotional Learning (SEL) Can Improve Mental Health
22.06.2023
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How Social Emotional Learning (SEL) Can Improve Mental Health

A study by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) published in the American Medical Association's JAMA Pediatrics journal reports a considerable increase in the number of children diag ...
The Power of Social Emotional Learning: Why It Matters More Than Ever
18.05.2023
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The Power of Social Emotional Learning: Why It Matters More Than Ever

Today's world – in both personal and professional spheres – increasingly demands that our students arrive prepared with the tools necessary to navigate life's challenges. Social emotional learning (SE ...
Improving Career Readiness with Social Emotional Learning
18.04.2023
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Improving Career Readiness with Social Emotional Learning

Social emotional learning (SEL) is becoming increasingly important in preparing students for their future careers. As the job market becomes more competitive, employers are looking for candidates who ...
3 Benefits of SEL for Teachers in the Classroom
13.03.2023
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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 buil ...
The Importance of Social Emotional Learning (SEL)
22.02.2023
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The Importance of Social Emotional Learning (SEL)

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 challeng ...
School Day Releases a Report on the State of Student Wellbeing in the United States
28.09.2022
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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 ...
A Week with School Day – Best Classroom Tool for Teachers to Improve the Wellbeing of Students
26.09.2022
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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, ...
The Benefit of Asking Questions - Teachers Connecting And Cultivating Relationships With Students
19.09.2022
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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 wellbe ...
The Principal’s Guide to Using School Day to Maximize the Potential of Students
12.09.2022
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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 conti ...
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
06.09.2022
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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 w ...
How to Connect With Your Students and Understand Their Emotions
16.08.2022
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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, w ...
Towards a Softer School Culture - How to Build a Safer and More Trusting Classroom Environment
15.08.2022
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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. ...
Professional Development Ideas and Strategies for Teachers Who Really Care About the Well-being of Their Students
14.06.2022
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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 m ...
How to Improve Student Well-being on a Busy Schedule - Optimize Your School Day Experience
30.05.2022
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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 thei ...
How to Build School Culture That Positively Affects Teaching, Learning, and Academic Success
23.05.2022
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How to Build School Culture That Positively Affects Teaching, Learning, and Academic Success

No one, child or adult, performs well when their energy is focused on noise in the classroom, unclear instructions, or poorly functioning relationships with peers and colleagues. Research shows that s ...
School Day Selected As One of the Startups in SETDA 2022 Cohort of Emerging Partners
18.05.2022
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School Day Selected As One of the Startups in SETDA 2022 Cohort of Emerging Partners

May 17, 2022 (Washington, DC) —The State Educational Technology Directors Association (SETDA) announced the members of its ninth annual cohort of Emerging Private Sector Partners. These startups were ...
May is the National Mental Health Month in the United States
17.05.2022
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May is the National Mental Health Month in the United States

May is the national mental health month in the United States ❤️  It's important to recognize when you need help with your mental health ✋   An occasional bad day is to be expected, ...
Play, Curiosity, Well-being – The Secrets Behind Finland’s Education System's Success
04.05.2022
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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 academ ...
Enhancing Social and Emotional Learning with School Day Course Is Now Live on Microsoft Learn!
19.04.2022
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Enhancing Social and Emotional Learning with School Day Course Is Now Live on Microsoft Learn!

Ever wondered what social-emotional learning actually means? Not really sure how to implement it in your everyday classes? To better understand the concepts of wellbeing and bring them into your teach ...
Words from SEL Heroes | Best Practices to Implement Social-emotional Learning In The Classroom.
15.03.2022
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Words from SEL Heroes | Best Practices to Implement Social-emotional Learning In The Classroom.

Last Friday, on World SEL Day, we asked our community to share their best practices to implement social-emotional learning. Looking at the answers, we are truly inspired by the professionality, resour ...
You Can Now Manage Both Teacher and Student Well-being With School Day!
01.03.2022
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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, ...
Managing Student Well-being Needs to Start With a Deep Dive Into the Well-being of Our Educators
28.02.2022
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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 t ...
Best Practices for Teacher Well-being | Feel Good, Teach Better
22.02.2022
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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 ...
How Can Educators Support Students Who Are Struggling with Learning Loss
14.01.2022
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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 ...
Real-time data on student well-being to support students – School Day app piloted in Helsinki upper secondary schools  
07.12.2021
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Real-time data on student well-being to support students – School Day app piloted in Helsinki upper secondary schools  

Four Helsinki upper secondary schools will adopt the School Day app, developed to measure student well-being. The pilot schools are Kallio Upper Secondary School of Performing Arts, Helsingin kuvataid ...
School Day Launches Assignments Integration with Microsoft Teams
30.11.2021
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School Day Launches Assignments Integration with Microsoft Teams

Helsinki, Finland—November 30, 2021—School Day, a leading K-12 education social-emotional learning (SEL) and wellbeing company, today announced the availability of a new capability in Microsoft Teams. ...
How to Measure Student Success Through Social-Emotional Skills
02.11.2021
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How to Measure Student Success Through Social-Emotional Skills

The pressure put on today's children and teenagers is overwhelming. They should be top of the class academically and athletically, engage as active community members, take responsibility at home, scho ...
It’s World Bullying Prevention Month - Here's How You Can Take Action Against Bullying!
22.10.2021
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It’s World Bullying Prevention Month - Here's How You Can Take Action Against Bullying!

Bullying doesn't really need an introduction. Unfortunately, we all know it, have either witnessed or experienced it. Bullying surfaces in different forms and on different platforms, but it alway ...
Happy National Principals Month! Here's How You Can Show Your Gratitude to Your Principal
12.10.2021
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Happy National Principals Month! Here's How You Can Show Your Gratitude to Your Principal

Schools are pretty magical places. A melting pot of great minds and inspiration, they bring together knowledge, experience, and innovativeness from students and staff alike. Supporting& ...
The Path to Recovery Starts from Wellbeing
04.10.2021
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The Path to Recovery Starts from Wellbeing

Although the pandemic is still very much happening, and there are millions of people living under severe restrictions, something has changed. We now look forward to a brighter future, gradually leavin ...
School Day Makes Their Platform FREE for Teachers
14.09.2021
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School Day Makes Their Platform FREE for Teachers

We made our Teacher Subscription FREE and here's why Looking at the data collected with School Day we can see a clear drop globally - between just prior to the pandemic and the end of the 2021 school ...
Happy National Substitute Appreciation Week Educators!
07.09.2021
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Happy National Substitute Appreciation Week Educators!

There are around 270 000 substitute teachers in the US. The art of being a substitute teacher is a delicate one. Jumping into new classroom situations, building trust and confidence from scratch. Taki ...
Visma Acquires the School Day Dashboard Service for the Visualization of Student Administration Data and Strengthening Knowledge Management
03.09.2021
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Visma Acquires the School Day Dashboard Service for the Visualization of Student Administration Data and Strengthening Knowledge Management

Visma Enterprise Oy strengthens the cloud-based competence of student administration by acquiring the Dashboard service developed by School Day Helsinki Oy. The service visualizes the reports of educa ...
Happy Women’s Equality Day Educators! This Is How You Can Improve Equality in Your Classroom
26.08.2021
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Happy Women’s Equality Day Educators! This Is How You Can Improve Equality in Your Classroom

Today, we celebrate the 19th Amendment to the Constitution that granted women the right to vote exactly 101 years ago on August 26th, 1920. Before that, suffragettes had fought for political equa ...
Finnish Experience Flagship School Launches in Malaysia
23.08.2021
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Finnish Experience Flagship School Launches in Malaysia

UCSI International School (UIS) Kuala Lumpur has signed an MoA with Finnish Education Solutions (FEDS) to be inducted as the first Finnish Experience Flagship School in Malaysia. Read the full press r ...
New SEL Resources and Strategies to Kick-start the School Year!
20.08.2021
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New SEL Resources and Strategies to Kick-start the School Year!

Ready, Set, Back to School! The new school year is gradually starting, and we are excited to be sharing it with you! That being said, we know you have a busy year ahead, going from remote learning bac ...