Aperture Education Releases Back-to-School SEL Guide for the School Community

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Free, downloadable guide contains resources, articles, and activities to support social and emotional learning this school year, both in the classroom and at home

Aperture Education has released its 2022-2023 Back-to-School Guide offering 48 pages of resources to help administrators, teachers, and parents support social and emotional learning this school year. The Back-to-School Guide focuses on relationship-building and also offers resources on everything from managing stress, to getting buy-in for SEL programs, to how to support SEL in the home. It is available to download for free at https://info.apertureed.com/2022btsg

“Students continue to struggle with social and emotional skills they did not learn while remote learning. We create this free guide every year because it’s important to help schools and parents support students' SEL growth,” said Aperture Education CEO Jessica Adamson. “It includes skills like managing stress and promoting a positive school climate which will help to get the school year off to a strong start.” 

The resources in the Back-to-School Guide provide information and activities to help teachers and parents support students’ SEL and to help administrators support SEL initiatives in their districts. Articles and resources include: 


Resources to support administrators:

  • 6 Ways to Build Teacher and Staff Buy-In for SEL
  • 8 Tips to Improve Teacher Retention with SEL
  • Create a Positive School Climate and Culture from Day One


Resources to support educators:

  • 10-Ways to Prioritize Educator Wellness and Stress Management
  • Grow Teacher Support Network
  • 5 Ways to Build Strong Relationships with Students


Resources to support families:

  • 6 Ways to Communicate with Families and Build Relationships
  • SEL Resources for Families


Aperture’s free Back-to-School Guide is one of the ways Aperture supports educators, administrators, parents, and out-of-school time programs in promoting SEL in classrooms and at home. The company provides the DESSA SEL assessment for students and the EdSERT professional development program for teachers. It also hosts an SEL Summit and offers free webinars throughout the year help to connect participants with school leaders, teachers, SEL specialists, and experts to share SEL examples and best practices. 


About Aperture Education 

Aperture Education has empowered over 7,000 schools and out-of-school time programs across North America to measure, strengthen, and support social and emotional competence in K-12 youth and educators. The Aperture System includes the DESSA suite of strength-based assessments, CASEL™-aligned intervention strategies, and robust reporting, all in one easy-to-use digital platform. This system enables education leaders to make strategic, data-based decisions about SEL within their organizations. Aperture has supported more than two million students in their social and emotional growth and continues to develop innovative solutions to bring the whole child into focus. To learn more, visit www.ApertureEd.com.

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