One reason that hate groups are on the rise may be that they provide their members a sense of belonging they are not finding elsewhere. What can educators do to help reverse this trend?
Part 3 of our blog series offers considerations for selecting an SEL measurement tool that works best for your needs.
When it comes to selecting which SEL skills to measure, local priorities should guide your thinking. Part 2 in our blog series.
SEL is critical to student success, but how do you know your supports are working? On our blog, Researcher Karyn Lewis walks you through key considerations on how to measure SEL.
Starting college can be stressful for all students but in particular for those who have experienced trauma. How can educators help?
Providing students with structure and boundaries doesn't have to take a big effort and can help young people learn more effectively.
Incorporating youth voice into academic settings requires educators and other adults to be mindful and think critically about when they need to step up (and step out) to best support youth.
Empowering Volunteers and Increasing Impact: Lessons from SMART’s Refreshed Volunteer Training Program
Belonging is a fundamental human need. What strategies that educators can use to help students feel more secure in their school experiences?
Jacob Williams looks at the role educators can play in supporting youth to help keep them out of trouble and discusses several risk domains associated with young people based on a new, comprehensive literature review.
Since this post appeared in March, 2015 as part of our series on collective impact, the Institute for Youth Success has joined Education Northwest to better support youth-serving agencies in Oregon and across the region. Collective impact initiatives have data at the core of their efforts to
This blog post comes from 90% by 2020, a broad partnership promoting student success in Anchorage, Alaska, and continues our March series on collective impact—an approach that mobilizes the community to form a long-term and permanent solution to a societal problem. See our news article about 90% by
Educators and community members often view evaluation in the same way as they think of the work of Dr. “Ducky” Mallard, the fictional medical examiner on the popular TV series, NCIS. While viewers may think that what Ducky does is important—examining corpses to determine their time and cause of
Welcome to the Oregon Leadership Network's monthly blog series. Topics relate to building the capacity of education leaders to sustain research-based...
As a former teacher, I often run into adults I taught years ago when they were children and marvel at what they’ve achieved. Sometimes my mind scrambles, though, to square the confident, accomplished person in front of me with the child who struggled to write an expository paragraph or make sense