SEL encourages teachers to focus not only on instructing their students in traditional subjects like reading, science, and mathematics, but also on developing students’ capabilities in five non-academic areas — self-awareness, self-management, social awareness, relationship skills, and responsible decision-making — as well.
Preliminary research into the benefits and effectiveness of SEL has been consistently encouraging. A 2011 meta-analysis published in Child Development found that SEL programs produce an 11-percentile gain (on average) in participating students’ academic performance. These programs also “increased prosocial behaviors and reduced conduct and internalizing problems,” suggesting that SEL does, in fact, have the potential to improve participants not only as students but as (whole) individuals.
Our solution empowers educators to focus on SEL in three ways:
Often synonymous with SEL, educating the whole child is, according to ASCD, “An effort to transition from a focus on narrowly defined academic achievement to one that promotes the long-term development and success of all children.”
To truly understand the whole child, it is important to measure SEL competencies in addition to traditional academic measurements. Hoonuit helps districts administer their SEL surveys and/or integrate third party SEL survey data into a single data warehouse. Our unprecedented analytics solution provides the ability to perform high cardinality analysis across various disparate and disconnected data silos. This cross-domain correlation and interoperability is foundational to gaining a holistic view of students while empowering educators to take action.
Discover how viewing SEL data in conjunction with additional student information, such as early warning & intervention or college & career readiness data, provides impactful insight for educators.
In the classroom, practical SEL must be a comprehensive and continuous development. Ideally, SEL simply becomes part of a classroom’s culture. The rules, expectations, and guidelines that teachers establish portray what they value and think is important. Young children can even pick up on these social and environmental cues.
For educators to embed a culture like this that fosters SEL competencies, they need to receive SEL-oriented professional development, and it must be more involved than a one-off after school workshop. This helps teachers adjust their expectations for students. Many teachers come to the table with longstanding, often unconscious biases that hinder their ability to provide effective SEL.
Hoonuit has partnered with subject matter experts and thought leaders to produce over 60 courses aligned to core SEL constructs, including academic behavior, perseverance, and mindsets, learning strategies, social skills, and more. These on the platform are designed using the Understanding by Design Framework, focused on outcome-based learning that promote teacher performance and student understanding and achievement. Take a sneak peek into our SEL Essentials course here. In addition to providing a rich library of professionally developed modules, the versatility of the platform allows schools and districts to personalize courses to meet their individual needs.
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