The Usable Knowledge Project provides detailed and transparent information about commonly used and evidence-based SEL (social-emotional learning) programs.

Relevant research is the foundation for the topic “Navigating SEL for Teens.” A new guide is designed to help educators select the right social-emotional learning program for teen students’ needs:

  1. Select programs and strategies that best meet their individual needs.
  2. Guide planning on goal-setting conversations with school and district leaders, OST partners and other stakeholders.
  3. Reevaluate the fit and effectiveness of SEL programs and structures already in use.

Support areas:

  • How to use the Guide
  • The importance of careful planning
  • Key factors to consider when selecting a program

ReachOut’s whole school approach to student wellbeing provides engaging classroom activities, credible, flexible resources for teachers, and practical support for parents and carers.

Some of the topics are:

  • Bullying
  • Transition to Secondary School
  • Friendships
  • Mental Health
  • Resilience
  • Respectful Relationships
  • Social Media
  • Study Stress

Another great reference on a Harvard Ed Cast is “How to Support Your Child’s Digital Life.”

There is a 28 minute podcast and a transcript. The challenge of raising a child in the age of digital media is addressed.