The Satchel Pulse Blog (3)

Student Wellbeing
Nov 23. 2021

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 ...

author: Nicola Jones-Ford

Student Wellbeing Involvement and Engagement
Nov 16. 2021

How to improve the emotional side of health and wellbeing

Student wellbeing and engagement have a reciprocal relationship. Each influences the other such that more engagement leads to improvements in wellbeing, and improved wellbeing ...

Author: Dr. Jeff Klein & Navina Cheema

Teacher Wellbeing
Nov 09. 2021

Leading with kindness

Have you heard the news? Saturday, November 13th is World Kindness Day! We believe a robust systemic social and emotional learning program starts with kindness and empathy. On ...

author: Faith Smith

SEL Teachers and Teaching
Oct 25. 2021

SEL leadership starts with sharing the why

In his 2011 book, "Start with Why", Simon Sinek offers powerful advice for leaders: start any endeavor with “why.” Why are we trying something new? Why do we need to make ...

author: Faith Smith

SEL Teachers and Teaching
Oct 06. 2021

Teaching with empathy: SEL during testing

The first time I truly realized the impact of standardized testing on my students’ emotional health is burned into my memory. I was just finishing a successful testing session: ...

author: Faith Smith

SEL Involvement and Engagement
Sep 28. 2021

3 powerful staff engagement strategies to launch systemic SEL

Few can argue that Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) is having a moment in education, and rightly so. Even before the

author: Faith Smith

Sep 14. 2021

The importance of SEL in the secondary classroom

We started our “SEL in the Classroom” series by focusing on the importance of Social Emotional Learning (SEL) in the elementary-age classroom. In this post, we continue up the ...

author: Scarlett Tannetta

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 ...

author: Nicola Jones-Ford

Aug 23. 2021

Three tips for moving toward systematic SEL

Previously, we discussed social-emotional learning (SEL) as an approach to systematic improvement. ...

author: Shawna Jensen

SEL Equity
Aug 17. 2021

Working toward systematic SEL

In this post we will look at the connection between systematic improvement and SEL. It is helpful to consider what we mean when we discuss systems.

author: Shawna Jensen