CASEL Competencies Teacher Resources

Use the expertise from the Collaborate for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning (CASEL) to organize the basic Social and Emotional Learning needs of your learners. As part of the five competencies, learners focus on self-management, self-awareness, social awareness, responsible decision-making, and relationship skills. Use these resources to arm your students with a toolkit for life's unexpected emotional rollercoasters!

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Social & Emotional Learning in Middle School: Self-Awareness

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Fifteen resources make up a collection designed for middle school scholars. Here, pupils take part in lesson plans, activities, worksheets, and entire units that thoroughly examine the topic of self-awareness. Sub-topics include...
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Social & Emotional Learning in High School: Self-Awareness

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
21st-century learners face an array of challenges. This collection is designed to help students develop the social and emotional self-awareness skills and healthy habits they need to make responsible decisions now and in the future. The...
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What is Social-Emotional Learning (SEL)?

For Teachers K - 12th Standards
Learn about Social-Emotional Learning and how to set positive goals with your students so they can make responsible decisions in school and life. This collection will provide an overview of the CASEL standards and strategies.
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Equality & Human Rights Commission: Secondary Lesson Plans

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
A collection of 12 instructional activities helps young people develop the five core social and emotional learning competencies identified by CASEL. Videos, slides, activities, games, news articles, and discussions target life skills. In...
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Equality & Human Rights Commission: Lesson Activity Ideas

For Teachers K - 5th Standards
Five resources make up a collection of social-emotional learning activities that target the five core competencies (self-awareness, self-management, social awareness, relationship skills, and responsible decision-making). The activities...
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From Child to Adult

For Teachers 8th
There's no question that the middle schoolers in your class are going through a myriad of transitions. Adolescence brings changes in self esteem, relationships, anatomy, and emotions. Additionally, they will face additional challenges...
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EngageNY Grade 6 ELA Module 4: Reading for Research and Writing an Argument: Insecticides: Costs vs. Benefits

For Teachers 6th Standards
In Module 4, sixth-graders research the question of whether the benefits of DDT outweigh its harmful consequences. Unit 1 challenges investigators to read a novel, informational text, and watch videos to gather evidence about DDT’s uses,...
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In Sync Personal Development: Year 8

For Teachers 8th Standards
It’s not easy being a teen. The 10 resources in the In Sync Personal Development unit module help eighth-graders navigate the complex nature of teenage relationships, to help them make mature choices, manage peer pressure and other...
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In Sync Personal Development: Year 9

For Teachers 9th Standards
Change is inevitable—learning how to manage those changes is the focus of the 10 lessons In Sync Personal Development unit module designed for high school freshmen. Scholars develop behaviors and strategies for identifying and expressing...
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Crash Course: Business Soft Skills

For Students 11th - Higher Ed Standards
A series of 17 videos teach future entrepreneurs about the soft skills they need to succeed in business. Viewers learn the importance of developing trust, the secrets of business writing, how to speak with confidence, how to craft a...
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Peacebuilding Toolkit for Educators - Middle School Edition

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Rather than just talking about giving peace a chance, with the 15 resources in this collection middle schoolers learn the skills they need to become peace builders. The lessons were developed by the United States Institute of Peace...
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Thanks! A Strengths-Based Gratitude Curriculum for Tweens and Teens

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
The activities in a four-lesson collection are designed to help tweens and teens cultivate gratitude in their everyday lives. The unit begins with students taking a short survey that helps them identify their personal attributes and...
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Standing Up for Democracy

For Students 6th - 12th
The mission of the Standing Up for Democracy unit is to bring about “a more humane, just, and compassionate society rooted in democratic values.” These 16 lessons, built on a foundation of mutual respect, tolerance, and participation,...
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Random Acts of Kindness: Peer Pressure

For Teachers 8th Standards
Young people often have the best intentions at heart—but perhaps not the best influences in their ear. Encourage middle schoolers to resist the seemingly irresistible pull of peer pressure with a series that culminates in a research...
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Examples of Social and Emotional Learning in Elementary Mathematics Instruction

For Teachers K - 6th
A 12-page document lists an abundance of math-related activities that boost social and emotional topics; self-awareness, self-management, social awareness, relationship skills, and responsible decision making.  
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SEL for Educators: Mini Module #5

For Teachers K - Higher Ed
New ReviewMini Module #5 examines the high-leverage practice of orienting towards optimism. In this 11-minute video, educators take in the importance of optimism as they progress through their social and emotional learning journey, paying special...
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Sample Teaching Activities to Support Core Competencies of Social and Emotional Learning

For Teachers K - 12th
What is social and emotional learning (SEL), and why is it important? Using a helpful resource, teachers discover ways to enhance SEL in the classroom. They show pupils how to regulate their emotions and behaviors, set personal and...
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SEL for Educators: Mini Module #2

For Teachers K - Higher Ed
New ReviewA 12-minute video details the first social and emotional learning practice—examine identity; how do educators work on their social and emotional wellbeing. One of five high-leverage practices looks closely at values and purpose,...
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Iowa’s Social-Emotional Learning Competencies

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Whether new to social-emotion learning, or familiar with the Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning competencies, this packet is a must have. The resource contains detailed information about the purpose of the...
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Justice for All - Educating Youth for Social Responsibility: Grades K-5

For Teachers K - 5th Standards
New ReviewIn grades kindergarten through fifth grade, scholars take part in a social-emotional learning unit designed to boost social responsibility. Three hundred pages provide lessons and activities related to everyday classroom practices, the...
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SEL for Educators: Mini Module #3

For Teachers K - Higher Ed
New ReviewMini module #3 focuses on exploring emotions—one of the five high-leverage practices in an educator's social and emotional development. Viewers take in a 10-minute video that looks at how to label emotions, recognize physical reactions,...
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SEL for Educators: Mini Module #6

For Teachers K - Higher Ed
New ReviewKeep stress low by establishing balance and boundaries with Mini Module #5. In this social-emotional learning video, educators discover the ins and outs of final high-leverage practices—understanding the "cost of caring," forming healthy...
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SEL for Educators: Mini Module #1

For Teachers K - Higher Ed
New ReviewBecome a champion of social-emotional development with an informative series created for educators. In this first video, the host details the what, why, and how of social-emotional learning. In just over 15 minutes, viewers discover...
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SEL for Educators: Mini Module #4

For Teachers K - Higher Ed
New ReviewIn this social-emotional learning journey, educators watch an 11-minute video that examines how to cultivate compassionate curiosity. Mini Module #4 details how to use an asset-based lens, listen empathetically, and look at behavior as a...