Defining Social Emotional Learning Skills

Defining Social Emotional Learning Skills There are many frameworks, models, and definitions of Social and Emotional Learning (SEL). As a result, when trying to comes to grip with what SEL is, it can get overwhelming. While there’s little doubt that SEL includes a complex and multi-faceted set of skills,...
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Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) and Restorative Practices

By Clark McKown Recently, the xSEL Labs team met with a group of educators in an ethnically and socioeconomically diverse school district that is using our SEL assessment to...
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Five Steps for Maximizing Benefit and Minimizing Risk from Social Emotional Learning (SEL) Screening Assessment

By Clark McKown People often have very strong opinions about student assessment, particularly when it comes to social and emotional learning assessment. This is especially true when discussing the...
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Planning and Acting on Social-Emotional Learning (SEL) Assessment Data

By Clark McKown Forgive me for being master of the obvious here, but SEL assessment data alone won’t change the world. But they can help. These two blog posts...
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Understanding and Analyzing Social-Emotional (SEL) Assessment Data

By Clark McKown A colleague of mine in the education community and I were discussing SEL assessment a couple of years ago. Her district had recently administered SELweb EE,...
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