SEL Lessons/Activities

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|Comments Off on 4 Tips for Reducing Test Anxiety in Middle School Students

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 [...]

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|Comments Off on [Student Activity] Teach Students Problem-Solving Skills with SEL

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 [...]

15 03, 2018

4 Reasons to Start the School Day with Morning Meetings

By |2020-08-10T17:01:52+00:00March 15th, 2018|SEL Integration, SEL Lessons/Activities|Comments Off on 4 Reasons to Start the School Day with Morning Meetings

Have you considered implementing morning meetings in your school or class? You should. Schools benefit from this practice in many ways. The quick, 20-minute sessions strengthen the teacher-student connection; reduce bullying, absences, and behavior incidents; and improve school culture. Here are the four key components of morning meetings and ways meetings reinforce social and emotional [...]

11 01, 2018

How Mindfulness Fits into the SEL Framework

By |2019-01-29T20:20:34+00:00January 11th, 2018|SEL Integration, SEL Lessons/Activities|Comments Off on How Mindfulness Fits into the SEL Framework

How Mindfulness Fits into the SEL Framework Schools are increasingly recognizing the power of social and emotional skills and their positive impact on students’ success. As such, new programs are being developed to encourage social and emotional skill development, including things like self-management and empathy. Social and emotional learning (SEL) and mindfulness are highly complimentary [...]

28 12, 2017

3 Ways to Reinforce Digital Citizenship with SEL

By |2019-01-29T20:21:10+00:00December 28th, 2017|SEL Integration, SEL Lessons/Activities|Comments Off on 3 Ways to Reinforce Digital Citizenship with SEL

Technology has transformed nearly every aspect of our lives — and schools are no exception. It deeply impacts how students learn, access information, and communicate and interact with others. Social and emotional skills are critical to helping students learn how to be good digital citizens. These skills give students the tools they need to navigate [...]

14 12, 2017

Building Social Awareness through SEL Activities That Explore Holiday Traditions

By |2019-01-29T20:21:39+00:00December 14th, 2017|SEL and Families, SEL Integration, SEL Lessons/Activities|Comments Off on Building Social Awareness through SEL Activities That Explore Holiday Traditions

4 SEL Activities That Explore Holiday Traditions It’s hard to believe another holiday season is upon us. The days are getting shorter, and schools will soon let out for winter break. But before the last bell rings, take the opportunity to teach students important social and emotional skills while they learn about December holidays around [...]

30 11, 2017

5 Activities to Support Students Through the Holidays

By |2019-01-29T20:27:51+00:00November 30th, 2017|SEL Integration, SEL Lessons/Activities|Comments Off on 5 Activities to Support Students Through the Holidays

Support Students Through the Holidays with SEL It may be the most wonderful time of the year, but the holiday season also brings with it stress and unhappiness for some — and adults aren’t the only ones affected. Educators can help students find joy during the holidays by building social and emotional skills that teach [...]

2 11, 2017

3 DIY Classroom Furniture Hacks That Support SEL

By |2019-01-29T20:30:49+00:00November 2nd, 2017|SEL Integration, SEL Lessons/Activities|Comments Off on 3 DIY Classroom Furniture Hacks That Support SEL

You don’t have to create Feng Shui, but classroom furniture and accessories — and how you arrange them — can have a big impact on your daily routine, student interaction and collaboration, and even student behavior. Set yourself and your students up for success this year with these three DIY ideas for creating and organizing [...]