The Satchel Pulse Blog | Nicola Jones-Ford

Dec 19. 2022

SEL Educators - It's time to relax!

The past couple of years has seemed like a quiet revolution in education, built on the need to keep education alive for our students and keep some normality in their lives. As ...

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Nov 23. 2022

Thankfulness everyday

So it’s that time of year again when we all sit with family and friends and talk about being thankful for different things. Should it just be once a year with only family or ...

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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 why is it so important that we ...

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Covid-19 RTI and MTSS
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 Supports (MTSS) approach for ...

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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 birthday on Monday, so now seven ...

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Jan 11. 2021

The impact of SEL on teachers’ wellbeing

The Wallace Foundation along with the RAND corporation conducted a teacher survey in Spring 2019 into the area of Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) and teachers’ wellbeing. ...

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School Improvement SEL
Dec 18. 2020

What factors affect Social 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 welling up of anger ready to ...

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Teachers and Teaching
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 know, to help that child and ...

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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, having enough, surviving COVID-19 so ...

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Nov 11. 2020

The CASEL Framework: What is it and how does it affect my classroom?

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

author: Nicola Jones-Ford