The Satchel Pulse Blog | Nicola Jones-Ford

Sep 03. 2021

The Importance of SEL in Elementary Grades

As the 2021-2022 school year begins, we are more aware than ever of the need to support our students with social emotional learning (SEL). But ...

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Distance Learning Interventions
Jan 26. 2021

Interventions and Distance Learning

I’ve been tasked with the job of getting interventions up and running virtually whilst schools are shut again. We use the Multi-Tiered System of ...

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Distance Learning SEL
Jan 12. 2021

Social Emotional Learning during a pandemic

This week, I spent a lot of my Tuesday working with a new student. I had worked extensively with her when she was five and six but it was her ...

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Teacher Wellbeing SEL
Jan 11. 2021

The impact of SEL on teachers’ well-being

The Wallace Foundation along with the RAND corporation conducted a teacher survey in Spring 2019 into the area of Social and Emotional Learning ...

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Mental Health Teacher Wellbeing
Dec 21. 2020

Time to relax

This year has been one of the most exhausting for teachers as we have had to morph into tech wizards and deliver our classes online or more ...

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SEL Continuous Improvement
Dec 18. 2020

Factors that affect Social and Emotional Learning

I was on yard duty yesterday and a hula hoop got ‘snatched’ from a first grader who couldn’t cope, floods of tears, not making much sense and a ...

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Teaching ACEs
Dec 08. 2020

Four or more ACEs in my classroom

We all had that student who comes in looking disheveled, hungry and not in a learning state of mind. We’ve made all the referrals to everyone we ...

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Student Wellbeing Gratitude
Nov 25. 2020

Thankful for the little things

I could ask a popular question during this time of year, “What are you thankful for?” If you ask me this I would talk about health, family, ...

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Nov 11. 2020

CASEL Framework - What Is It and How Does It Affect My Classroom?

So you’ve attended some social and emotional learning training and there was a big emphasis on the CASEL framework, yet you were unsure what was ...

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CASEL SEL Continuous Improvement
Nov 10. 2020

The CASEL Framework For School Wide Implementation

Some scenarios of Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) implementation for you:

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