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Adults use digital SEL tools
to build strengths, address stressors

Classroom teachers, Behavioral Analysts, Special Education Teachers, Counselors, School Nurses, Disciplinarians, SEL program Coordinators, and Social Workers across the country use Ripple Effects for Staff to get on-the-spot help when they need it, without blame, shame, or a strike on their record. Here are some examples of who uses it and what they are learning from it.

  • Early career teachers learn the difference between positive discipline and useless punishment
  • Teachers who care about their students, but can’t control their classrooms, learn classroom management strategies
  • Teachers who have mastered command and control, but have poor relations with students, learn how to show empathy
  • Teachers who see things through a different racial, cultural, gender lens than their students, learn to expand their perspective
  • Teachers who are supposed to model and teach SEL, but have never been taught it themselves, develop their own core competencies privately, and gain confidence in the process
  • Teachers who don’t like a child, or are afraid of a student and ashamed to admit it to their peers, get help with understanding their feelings and changing their reactions
  • Teachers who don’t have enough hours in a day to respond to every instance of inappropriate behavior, let Ripple Effects for Kids or Teens respond to the behavior problem, so they can continue teaching
  • Teachers who disproportionately refer black and brown boys to discipline settings, even though they would never consciously discriminate, become aware of their implicit bias, without blame or shame
"It's honest."It doesn't make me feel embarrassed or ashamed." It's practical.” Teachers in xxohio