Tag: Middle School Learning Programs

Explore What the New SEL Adventures Website Has to Offer

SEL Adventures is excited to launch a new website, focusing on how changing a student’s behavior can impact their lives. Social-emotional learning is implemented through the SEL Adventures platform, all backed by the core CASEL competencies.

Our website includes a lot of statistics to ensure that schools see the value in introducing SEL skills in the classroom. For example, SEL skills can lead to a 13% higher academic performance. High school graduation rates can increase by as high as 6%, too.

What is EdTech?

SEL Adventures is the perfect example of EdTech, otherwise known as Educational Technology. It allows teachers to focus on social-emotional challenges inside of the classroom.

There are a few unique aspects of the SEL Adventures Model:

  • Classroom instruction
  • Gamified learning experience
  • Performance SEL tracker

Further, the SEL Adventures model has been recognized by the “Safer Schools in America Impact Grant” initiative.

The Programs

We have added a number of programs to our new website, ensuring that there is more for students and teachers alike.

  • School Climate Program (in English and Spanish)
  • Addiction Prevention Program (in English and Spanish)
  • Educators SEL Program

Implementation is of the utmost importance. Teachers will have tools that will help them to analyze and modify behavior in the classroom. The program is designed to be used weekly or biweekly for 50-minute sessions.

Middle school students can benefit from the classroom program by learning about empathy, decision making, anger management, and positive relationships.

In order to test out the programs and meet the SEL Adventures characters, a demo can be requested. All of the SEL Adventures characters are based on mythology and are easily relatable to middle school students. Due to the fantasy aspect, students are immediately drawn into the lessons.

The platform can be accessed via laptops, PCs, and tablets. It offers flexibility and lessons can be implemented without significant preparation, ensuring that teachers don’t have to spend hours on activity planning.

Resources

Our new SEL Adventures SEL platform website offers a significant amount of resources. If you have been looking for SEL training materials to introduce into a school district, a school, or a classroom, we have all of the information you need in order to present SEL Adventures to the decision makers. This includes a Slideshow for the Principal and the Teacher, white papers, and, of course, our blog.

We can’t wait to unveil the new website, providing you with more resources and more information about the various programs. Middle school students can get the training that they need while having fun with the material. Stay tuned for more about the website launch date.

Tips for Implementing Social Emotional Learning into the Classroom

Social emotional learning is not a new concept. However, it is something that is relatively new to the classroom. It allows students to learn how to manage their emotions and be more empathetic. One look at the news will show that this is desperately missing from children, which is why it should be introduced into the classroom. There are some tips to help you do this successfully.

Focus on the Necessary Skills

A variety of skills need to be taught to students of all ages. In some instances, you will want to pick and choose which skills to focus on, particularly based on the age of the students.

Some of the skills include:

  • Empathy
  • Positive relationships
  • Responsible decision making
  • Anger management

Unfortunately, children are not learning these skills in their day-to-day lives. It can create a negative atmosphere in school, lead to bullying, and even cause provides with academic performance. Additionally, social emotional learning can ensure that children grow up to be more behaviorally balanced adults.

Embrace the Cognitive-Behavioral Approach

Studies have shown that the cognitive-behavioral approach can be used for SEL in the classroom. It is a form of talk therapy that helps to treat emotional disorders and boost the level of happiness that the person feels.

Collaborative activities can be used using this approach. It allows students to be interactive and play through various scenarios.

With Eldventir, the SEL platform uses psycho-pedagogical methodology, which is based on the cognitive-behavioral approach. It allows students to become socially aware and develop better interpersonal skills to boost positive relationships. Further, positive classroom behaviors are rewarded, which can increase the positivity of the school climate.

Show Students Your Expectations

It’s been shown time and again that students do not respond well to being told “no” or “do not do that.” Simply telling them what they can not do to show them what they should be doing.

Middle school-aged children should be introduced to social emotional learning in the classroom so that they understand what is being expected of them. Storytelling, storyboards, comics, drawing tools, and more can be used to demonstrate desired expectations. This way, instead of telling a student not to do something, you can show them how to make a decision and make a more positive decision about their actions. When you show them how to manage relationships, it gives them the tools they need for life.

Online educational platforms can make it easier to enter SEL. It ensures that you have the resources at your fingertips to help students learn from their mistakes and grow as human beings. Eldventir Adventures provides a platform that is compatible with both Apple and Windows.

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