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How to Support Social Emotional Learning in the Classroom

Blog Posts, Social Emotional Learning

These days it’s more apparent than ever that social and emotional learning (SEL) is an essential part of a child’s physical and mental health, as well as academic achievement. Teachers agree that weaving SEL instruction into daily classroom routines is an important thing to do, but with so much on our plates already, how do you integrate SEL effectively? 

We have several resources designed to help you build a strong system of social emotional learning and support in your classroom! 

Each of our most helpful resources are listed and linked below in the following categories: 

I) Social Emotional Learning – Why Now?

II) How to Integrate Character Education into Your Social Emotional Curriculum

III) Recommended Books and Videos for Social Emotional Learning

IV) Building SEL Routines and Relationships

V) SEL-Friendly Intervention Suggestions

VI) Social Emotional Learning Curriculum

Be sure to bookmark this page so you can easily find these resources whenever you need them!

I) Social Emotional Learning – Why Now?

Start here if you’d like to learn more about why social emotional learning is an important part of education for children in today’s world.

II) How to Integrate Character Education into Your Social Emotional Curriculum

Character education is an important piece of a well-rounded approach to teaching Social Emotional Learning. Character education is all about building an understanding of core values such as respect, empathy, cooperation, perseverance, honesty, and responsibility for self and others. 

III) Recommended Books and Videos for Social Emotional Learning

Sometimes the best way to help our students understand a new concept is with a good book or an engaging video! You don’t have to search the internet for options – we’ve listed our favorites by SEL topic right here!

IV) Building SEL Routines and Relationships in the Classroom

Lay the foundation for SEL success with a strong and supportive classroom environment. Take a look at the following blog posts for tips on setting up routines, modeling a positive mindset, and building relationships.

V) SEL-Friendly Intervention Suggestions

Use these strategies to support your students when they need help navigating strong emotions and impulsive behaviors.

VI)   Social Emotional Learning Curriculum

There’s no need to spend hours piecing together your own SEL curriculum! We have a resource that will help you bring character education and social emotional learning together in just 15 minutes a day! 

Our year-long Social Emotional Learning Curriculum for 1st or 2nd grade includes 12 units of study that focus on character education and social emotional learning.  

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