You have students on your caseload and you want to make sure they are making progress and you are being effective. Social and emotional skills aren’t always the easiest skills to measure though.
I found at least one solution to my problem though. I explicitly set goals with students. This allowed me to have data for measurable, observable goals for all the students on my caseload. Plus, did you know that goal setting is a core social-emotional skill? In the process of setting goals, I teach students how to do this independently.
Teaching skills, collecting data, and intervening? Woot woot! So, let me break down my process and how I make it feasible given all the other demands. I’m looking at you lunch duty. continue reading