Parent and Caregiver Involvement: A Critical Component to Student Outcomes

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National Parental Involvement Day is November 17th. This day provides a yearly opportunity for schools and families to honor and highlight the powerful contributions parents and caregivers provide at school and at home to support student success. It is an important day to remind us that the role of parents and caregivers in education involves […]

ESSER Funding Guide: Best Practices for Maximizing Outcomes

Free Webinar ESSER Funding Guide: Best Practices for Maximizing Outcomes with Presenter: Christian Rhodes

On Thursday, March 11, 2021, the American Rescue Plan (ARP) Act was signed into law. It includes $122 billion for the ARP Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief (ARP ESSER) Fund. Funds are provided to SEAs and LEAs to help safely reopen and sustain the same operation of schools and address the impact of the […]

Multi-Tiered System of Support Toolkit

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RethinkEd’s MTSS professional development suite empowers educators to identify, track, and put strategies in place across academic, behavior, and social and emotional learning enabling them to optimize effective interventions and monitor progress for all students.

Special Education Toolkit

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RethinkEd’s Special Education Success solution combines technology and research to power a comprehensive suite of tools that deliver innovative, scalable, individualized, defensible and evidence-based supports for students with special needs.

Mental Wellness Toolkit

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RethinkEd’s mental wellness solution promotes a greater understanding of mental health and well-being while supplying strategies that support the success of the whole school community.

Social & Emotional Wellness Toolkit

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Support the health & wellness of your students, families, staff, and educators. Help students develop important social emotional wellness skills like stress management, resilience, and empathy while learning to build a safe and affirming culture within your school community.

Trauma Toolkit

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The well-being and safety of children is central to our mission at RethinkEd and as such we are providing free access to our Trauma resources to help manage the conversations that are taking place across all our homes and classrooms.

The Research Behind MTSS

The Research Behind MTSS by Christina Whalen, PhD, BCBA (Director of Research)

MTSS is an important framework used in schools in every state to support all students withacademics, behavior, social and emotional learning, and mental health.

The Research Behind RethinkEd: Social Emotional Learning Platform

The Research Behind RethinkEd Social Emotional Learning Platform

Social and emotional learning, or SEL, refers to evidence-based practices informedby rigorous, systematic social science that underscore the way we understand, use, andmanage emotions to learn. Emotions drive how we think, pay attention, make decisions,manage our time, and countless other processes that impact how students and teachersshow up in the classroom.

The Key to Successful Talent Management Lies in Behavioral Health

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An innovative and analytical approach to behavioral well-being will be the defining factor between organizations that grow and those that stall. Industry leading companies share a powerful commonality, a skilled and driven labor force. Creating, growing, and guiding an organization that shapes landscapes requires dependable and knowledgeable employees that are attracted, developed, and maintained sustainably […]

Compassion Fatigue: “The Cost of Caring”

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Many students experience trauma and teachers are often at the forefront for supporting them and helping them get the support that they need. Trauma impacts students’ academic performance and behavior at school, but it also significantly affects the teachers and other school staff. Sometimes, it is unclear what to do, sometimes it is not clear […]

Strong Communities Create Safer Schools. How Can We Build Them?

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Amidst rising national violence statistics, what role do school communities play in helping to keep students safe and emotionally well? Students across the country can feel the impact of elevated violent crime in their communities. According to the FBI’s 2020 Uniform Crime Report, the number of violent crimes increased year over year for the first time […]

Managing Grief and Loss in School Communities

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Adversities and losses are being faced by so many in our school communities during a time when we have been challenged more than ever to find ways to remain connected and offer supports. As we return to school for the start of the new year, we have the opportunity to support one another in a […]

The SEL Effect: How, Why, & When

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A Review of Supports for Social and Emotional Learning in American Schools and Classrooms: Findings From the American Teacher Panel A strong, evidence-based curriculum paired with strategies for implementation is essential for an effective and consistent SEL adoption, the known benefits of which grow with every study and survey conducted. Christina Whalen , Ph.D., BCBA-D […]

SEL & Mental Health: An Integrated Power of Prevention

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At the very least I can distinguish fear from worry and anxiety, often confusing people and preventing important remedies. Fear and worry are both instinctive, not requiring any active thinking while anxiety, both ruminative (past-oriented) and anticipatory (future-oriented) involve a composition of brain/body imbalance, trapped energy, avoidance, pessimistic world view schema, and much more. I […]

Year-round Thankfulness Strategies to Help All Students Thrive

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“Remember when you wanted what you currently have. Remember to be thankful for what you’ve worked hard to have right now.” I have the above quote posted on my mirror at home as a daily reminder to give thanks for every day. I was 17 when I found out I was pregnant and left home […]

5 SEL Strategies: Strengthen School-to-Home Collaborations

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Educators and parents/guardians alike have a sense that school-family partnerships are important. In fact, parent and guardian engagement is a top predictor of a child’s school success.1 Yet I hear from numerous schools who are deeply engaged in implementing research-based Social and Emotional Learning that they are struggling to create authentic relationships with families. They […]

5 Ways to Ensure Social Emotional Learning (SEL) Success

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There is a mismatch between what educators say and what they do around Social Emotional Learning (SEL) in America. According to the 2017 CASEL report, Ready to Lead, 98% of principals believe that students should be taught social emotional skills, but only 35% had a plan to do so. Of those who were implementing a […]

What You Need to Know About Mental Health & Bullying Awareness

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The school year is in full swing with curriculum, homework, and special events. In the midst of focusing on academics and sporting events, a major component that should not be overlooked is student’s mental health.  Even though there is a growing awareness of mental health, there is still ignorance and misunderstanding surrounding mental health and […]

5 Things You Didn’t Know About Mental Health and School Psychologists

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What Do School Psychologists Do? According to the National Association of School Psychology (NASP), “school psychologists provide direct support and interventions to students, consult with teachers, families, and other school-employed mental health professionals (i.e., school counselors, school social workers) to improve support strategies; work with school administrators to improve school wide practices and policies; and […]

Empowering Paraprofessionals in the Classroom

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The first few weeks after Labor Day usually indicates a return to school and the end of summer for families nationwide. Those first few weeks of school are usually dedicated to setting expectations, drilling down routines, and planning curriculum for the current cohort of students. While this is certainly an important part of school culture, […]