With social media platforms and trends constantly changing, it can be tricky to stay on top of where students are socializing and how. That’s why we put together a comprehensive infographic that will allow you to understand popular trends, platforms, and decision-making among students.
Following the events at the United States Capitol on January 6, educators across the country are grappling with the same question: How do I talk about this with my students? We pulled together several resources to help school communities engage in healthy, thoughtful, and productive conversations.
The Social Institute is co-hosting seven webinars in early 2021 with education associations! If your association is on the list, we are looking forward to seeing you. Don’t see your association on the list? Contact us to set up a presentation!
Did students feel set up for success? Did social media make the election more or less stressful? Did students trust social media for political news? Here’s what we learned in Fall 2020 from #WinAtSocial LIVE which sits at the intersection current events and social-emotional learning.
Social-emotional learning (SEL) initiatives correlate with improved long-term academic and life outcomes. According to CASEL, there is also an $11 return for every dollar invested. Are you interested in prioritizing SEL, but unsure of where to find the resources? Here are three ways to help your school community budget for SEL initiatives.
The Social Institute is eager to take what we learned about students in the fall of 2020 to equip and empower our partners in 2021 and beyond. Through our anonymous Culture Check feature, gamified #WinAtSocial lessons, and national survey results, we’ve put together several data-driven takeaways to help guide and inform how schools address social-emotional learning following the winter break.
eSchool News covers The Social Institute’s expansion into fourth grade. After initially launching its gamified social-emotional learning (SEL) curriculum in middle school and high school, The Social Institute is adding a fourth grade component to its #WinAtSocial curriculum beginning in January.
The Social Institute Unveils Curriculum for 4th Graders on Social-Emotional Learning and Positive Technology Use
After launching in middle and high school, the world’s first gamified, positive social media curriculum has been expanded to meet the needs of fourth graders across the country.
Are you contemplating whether or not to buy your child their first smartphone this holiday season? It’s a decision faced by millions of parents and one that charges to the forefront every holiday season. Laura Tierney, Founder & CEO of The Social Institute, offers up four key questions to ask to ensure you make the right decision for your family, and five immediate steps to set your child up for success.
Inspirational Women Leaders Of Tech: Laura Tierney of The Social Institute On The Five Things You Need To Know In Order To Create A Very Successful Tech Company
I received my first cell phone when I was thirteen, and since then, was lectured by adults on how devices will destroy our generation, tarnish our reputations, and damage our mental health. I clearly remember while in high school, and later on as a student-athlete at Duke University and Team USA, adults harping on the Don’ts: Don’t text this, don’t share that, don’t join that app, and don’t post anything you wouldn’t want your grandmother to see. They never told us what TO do…
Is social media to blame for the rising levels of stress and anxiety in today’s youth? Or do new studies suggest a wave of exaggerated and unfound fears? Here’s a closer look into both the positive and negative effects of social media along with some ideas for how to best support students learning to navigate their social world.
Find out what students rank as the top positive and negative impacts of social media on social-emotional health. In this solution-oriented playbook, you can review trends in how students use devices and apps as you consider how to address social media and technology at your school, support students, and overcome other common obstacles.
For Deans of Students throughout the country, instituting social media and technology policies sits among the most unenviable tasks. How do you keep up with technology that changes every day? Before joining The Social Institute as Partner Success Manager, Lutkus spent 13 years working in independent schools, including five as the Dean of Students at Gaston Day School in North Carolina. As a senior school administrator, he oversaw the transition from flip-phone to smartphone and social media’s rise to prominence, a seemingly overnight development that left schools scrambling to play catch-up.
Thursday Nov. 19 | 4:00 p.m. ET
The Social Dilemma, a recent documentary being talked about by schools nationwide, explores how social networks affect human behavior. In this presentation, we’ll unpack the documentary, address the challenges facing school communities, and demonstrate how to use the documentary to develop positive approaches to social media that resonate with students.
“Our classrooms are an extension of society. It’s not a bubble. Everything happening out there is coming into our classrooms.” Senior administrators share what they’ve learned so far this fall as school communities navigate 2020’s busy intersection of COVID, social unrest and social media.
Across the world, students and educators are looking to discuss healthy ways to address racial injustices and promote equity. This School Playbook provides insights and actionable steps from educators, researchers, and students. Empower and educate your school community.
Many schools shifted online in the wake of COVID-19, depriving students of social connections essential to happiness and well-being. Two students reveal specific ways how they – and millions of others – have turned to social media platforms as a way of connecting with others and filling the social void.
The Social Institute unveiled five topics that will be featured this fall in #WinAtSocial LIVE, their social-emotional learning curriculum that helps students address trending, current events.
#WinAtSocial Summit 2020: Empowering Educators in SEL, Social Media, and Technology.
- August 19 – 20, 2020 | Register now
The #WinAtSocial Summit is a two-day virtual experience that will bring together leading voices and experts to discuss best-in-class strategies for social-emotional learning (SEL), crafted for the digital classroom.
The Social Institute Announces Inaugural Social-Emotional Learning Summit for Educators on August 19 – 20
The Social Institute (TSI) announced today that they will be hosting their inaugural #WinAtSocial Summit: Empowering educators in SEL, Social Media, and Technology on August 19-20, 2020. This free, two-day immersive experience will bring together leading voices and experts to discuss best-in-class strategies for social-emotional learning (SEL), crafted for the digital classroom. Join us to explore ways we can support students’ health, happiness, and future success. #WinAtSocial
In one post, @IzzyBashara went from TikTok creator to TikTok viral. We huddled with her about what it was like coming back to her phone with hundreds of notifications and how she is handling the continued fandom today.
We (virtually) sat down with Angela Mackenzie, Director of Library and Digital Literacy at St. Margaret’s Episcopal School to discuss the positive impacts mandatory SEL had has on their school community during COVID-19.
Insights and free resources from students, educators, and counseling professionals about facilitating productive conversations about race.
EdNC covers three key TSI learnings informing why social-emotional learning (SEL) should be prioritized this fall.
Public Schools Team Up with The Social Institute to Provide Gamified, Positive Social-Emotional Learning to Students
The Social Institute announced partnerships with two additional public schools and one public school district. Northview High School, Burgaw Middle School, and Lake Forest School District now join 60+ other schools and districts around the country to provide students with the world’s first-ever gamified curriculum addressing SEL, social media, and technology: #WinAtSocial.
See how our partner school, Ashley Hall in SC, is tacking the “30% confidence drop” in girls between the ages of 8 and 14 and TSI’s role in their confidence pipeline.
TSI contributes to the Mashable coverage on how the accounts you follow can impact your mental health and why finding positive influences is so important – especially for young girls.
GrepBeat Triangle Tech News covers The Social Institute’s “Pixar love story” origination and how we transitioned during the COVID-19 pandemic by launching #WinAtSocial LIVE in just four weeks.
We (virtually) sat down with a high school senior who started an Instagram account dedicated to sharing good news.
EMA Special Report: ‘The Next Normal: How K–12 Independent Schools Can Survive and Thrive in a New Landscape’
Our CEO Laura Tierney contributed to The Enrollment Management Association’s special report covering COVID-19 implications from social-emotional learning to enrollment and includes strategies to help you prepare for the future.
From TikTok Dances to virtual 5Ks, students and school leaders are finding creative ways to encourage activity.
Due to COVID-19, middle and high school students are taking a crash course in free time, connection, and self-care.
eSchool News covers The Social Institute’s newly released real-time advisory sessions that support students’ social-emotional health, well-being, and executive functioning skills during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Social-distancing may be keeping students safe physically, but there is an overwhelming need to support their social-emotional health & well-being now more than ever before.
The Social Institute Launches Student-Led, Social-Emotional Remote Advisory Program to Address Challenges Facing Schools and Students
The Social Institute announced an enhanced offering to its current #WinAtSocial curriculum, providing schools nationwide with technology capability and weekly content updates to provide remote advisory sessions supporting students’ social-emotional health, well-being, and executive functioning skills.