SEL Lessons/Activities

21 03, 2019

5 Ways to Engage ELLs with SEL

By |2019-03-19T18:29:45+00:00March 21st, 2019|SEL, SEL Integration, SEL Lessons/Activities, Student Equity|0 Comments

Today, more than ever, classrooms in the United States are full of English language learners (ELLs). In fact, about one in 10 students consider English as their second language.  ELL and immigrant students have unique learning needs. Many are unfamiliar with U.S. cultural norms and learning a new language can be difficult. These students often [...]

7 03, 2019

Reduce Bullying Incidents in Your School with These SEL Activities

By |2019-03-19T18:29:54+00:00March 7th, 2019|SEL, SEL Lessons/Activities|0 Comments

4 Ways SEL Can Reduce Bullying Incidents in Your School Everyone is affected by bullying. Students who bully others are more likely to demonstrate violent or criminal behavior and abuse drugs and alcohol. Victims of bullying can experience depression, loneliness, and anxiety — all of which can last into adulthood. Even students who witness [...]

6 09, 2018

6 Bite-Size SEL Activities to Fill Time Between Lessons

By |2019-01-28T19:32:43+00:00September 6th, 2018|SEL Integration, SEL Lessons/Activities|0 Comments

Got five minutes before your next lesson starts? Use it to teach social and emotional learning (SEL)! There are many ways to incorporate SEL into your daily practice — even during those few minutes between lessons. Try out these bite-size SEL activities to make good use of free time and promote students’ social and emotional [...]

9 08, 2018

5 SEL Activities to Help Students Overcome Back-to-School Anxiety

By |2019-01-28T19:33:16+00:00August 9th, 2018|SEL Lessons/Activities|0 Comments

Back-to-school can be exciting — and nerve-racking — for students. Will I like my teachers? Will I make new friends? Will I be able to keep up with the course material? Anxiety felt by students can quickly become overwhelming. Social and emotional learning (SEL) can teach students to effectively manage their emotions and reduce insecurities. [...]

10 05, 2018

4 Tips for Reducing Test Anxiety in Middle School Students

By |2019-01-28T19:38:09+00:00May 10th, 2018|SEL Integration, SEL Lessons/Activities|0 Comments

For better or worse, tests — and the anxiety that comes along with them — are a normal part of our education system. Exams give students the opportunity to demonstrate concept mastery, knowledge, memorization skills, and more. Among their less obvious benefits, tests also provide important opportunities for students to practice healthy ways to manage [...]

19 04, 2018

12 Social and Emotional Learning Activities

By |2019-02-26T19:27:58+00:00April 19th, 2018|SEL Integration, SEL Lessons/Activities|0 Comments

12 Social and Emotional Learning Activities From reading to arithmetic, social and emotional learning (SEL) can be woven into nearly any subject. There are many ways to reinforce SEL concepts right alongside core academic instruction in classrooms or afterschool programs. Here are 12 activity and lesson ideas — organized by core subject area — to [...]

22 03, 2018

[Student Activity] Teach Students Problem-Solving Skills with SEL

By |2019-01-29T20:15:05+00:00March 22nd, 2018|SEL Lessons/Activities|0 Comments

We make decisions every day. We set goals, encounter challenges, and find ways to work through obstacles toward a solution. Some problems are easy, like deciding what color shirt to wear. Other problems are more complex and require deeper problem-solving skills. According to the National Association of Colleges and Employers’ (NACE) Job Outlook 2018 survey, problem-solving [...]