Winter Guide from Aperture Education Focuses on using Social & Emotional Learning to Infuse Joy into the Classroom

Free, downloadable guide provides resources for educators, administrators and families

Winter is a good time of year for educators, administrators and families to reflect and recharge, and focus on finding new ways to help students stay engaged and productive into the new year. Practicing social and emotional skills is a good way to achieve these goals. Aperture Education’s new Winter SEL Guide contains 19 pages of social and emotional learning (SEL) strategies, resources and activities to help educators, administrators and families end the year strong and get the new year off to a good start.

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“Winter can be a busy time of year and it’s important for students and adults to focus on their social and emotional wellbeing – whether it’s managing stress and avoiding distractions during the holidays or staying motivated and engaged after school resumes,” says Jessica Adamson, CEO of Aperture Education. “Our Winter SEL Guide helps address the specific SEL challenges educators, administrators and families might face during this time of year to help set them – and their students – up for success.”

This year’s Winter SEL Guide theme is “SEL Strategies to Keep Spirits Bright.” It offers activities like SEL challenges that teachers and families can do with students, as well as strategies that administrators can use to help educators feel supported and appreciated.

This year Aperture Education also broke out its Winter SEL Guide into three mini guides. Check out the administrator edition (, the educator edition ( and the family edition (

Topics include:

For Administrators

  • 8 Teacher Gifts That Keep on Giving
  • 5 Ways to Involve Community Members in Supporting Student Learning
  • 10 On-Demand Webinars to Keep Current on SEL

For Educators

  • 7 SEL Strategies Sure to Spread Cheer in Your Classroom
  • 3 Winter-Themed Student Voice, Choice, and SEL Activities
  • 2022 Winter SEL “BINGO” Challenge

For Families

  • What is SEL?
  • 2022 Winter SEL “BINGO” Challenge
  • Access to our Parent and Caregiver Portal

The Winter SEL Guide is among several resources Aperture Education provides to support educators, administrators, parents and out-of-school time programs in promoting SEL in classrooms and homes. The company also offers free Back to School Guides every year, regular webinars, an SEL conference and a professional development program for teachers.

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