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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Core Competencies of SEL

For Teachers Pre-K - Higher Ed
Six short videos detail six competencies of Social-Emotional Learning—social awareness, self-awareness, self-management, relationship skills, responsible decision making, and future self. Videos stress the importance of social and...
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Transforming Education: SEL for Educators Toolkit

For Teachers K - Higher Ed
Become a champion of social-emotional development with an informative video series created for educators. Intended for those that teach kindergarten to twelfth grade, the toolkit includes a companion guide, presentation, reference list,...
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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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Overcoming Obstacles Elementary K-2 Curriculum

For Teachers K - 2nd
A 12-lesson curriculum set by Overcoming Obstacles focuses on several social-emotional competencies—self-awareness, self-management, social awareness, relationship skills, and responsible decision-making. Young scholars participate in...
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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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Health Smart Virginia: 9th Grade Social Emotional Health

For Teachers 9th
To begin the Social-Emotional Health series designed for high school freshmen, a seven-page packet of activity ideas, lesson plans, and information resources provides instructors with a wealth of materials to support teaching the...
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Health Smart Virginia: 7th Grade Social Emotional Health

For Teachers 7th
A 12-part social and emotional health unit is designed to help seventh graders develop the skills they need to cope with disappointment and manage stress. They practice stress reduction techniques and share ideas for how to handle...
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Health Smart Virginia: 8th Grade Social Emotional Health

For Teachers 8th
Eighth graders investigate various health concepts, skills, and behaviors to plan for their personal, lifelong health goals. These include awareness and consequences of risky behaviors, disease prevention, overall wellness, and...
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Health Smart Virginia: 10th Grade Social Emotional Health

For Teachers 10th
The 16 activities and lessons in this curriculum set support high school sophomores' social and emotional development. Scholars learn how to evaluate websites and online resources and gather accurate information about various types of...
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Health Smart Virginia: 5th Grade Social Emotional Health

For Teachers 5th
The 10 resources in a fifth-grade social-emotional health unit emphasize demonstrating interpersonal skills, assuming responsibility for personal health habits, and practicing behaviors that promote active, healthy lifestyles. The first...
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Overcoming Obstacles Middle School Curriculum: Decision Making

For Teachers 6th - 8th
The five lessons in the Overcoming Obstacles Middle School Curriculum: Decision Making Module teach middle schoolers a five-step decision-making process. Through a series of games and activities, participants learn how to gather...
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Overcoming Obstacles Elementary 3-5 Curriculum

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
A curriculum set by Overcoming Obstacles includes 12 lessons for grades 3-5. Lessons boost social-emotional learning competencies—self-awareness, self-management, social awareness, relationship skills, and responsible decision-making....
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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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KidsHealth in the Classroom: Personal Health Series Grades 6-8

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
The Personal Health Series is designed to teach middle schoolers how to improve their own health. The 22 lessons address the CASEL competencies and are divided into five categories: Fitness and Fun; Hygiene; Nutrition; Puberty, Growing...
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KidsHealth in the Classroom: Health Problems Series Grades 6-8

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
The KidsHealth in the Classroom: Health Problems Series, designed to address the CASEL competencies, focuses on helping middle schoolers understand what can happen when the body doesn’t function properly. The 18 lessons cover three...
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Youth Risk Behavior Survey Curriculum

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Five units comprise the Youth Risk Behavior Survey (YRBS) Curriculum unit module designed for high schoolers. Learners investigate bullying and school safety data, study the effects of stress and learn different ways to manage stress,...
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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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Steps to Leaps: Well-Being

For Teachers 9th - Higher Ed
The “Steps to Leaps: Well Being” module is comprised of three units. In the first unit, scholars engage in self-paced activities that teach them how to recognize stressors and how to identify activities that help reduce stress. The...
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Overcoming Obstacles Middle School Curriculum: Looking to the Future

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Five lessons comprise the Overcoming Obstacles Middle School Curriculum: Looking to the Future Module. Through a series of activities, scholars learn that change is inevitable and that accepting change with a positive attitude is key...
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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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KidsHealth in the Classroom: Health Problems Series Grades 3-5

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Teach kids in grades 3 through 5 about health problems with a collection of 11 lessons that cover issues related to physical health (alcohol, tobacco, and drugs), emotions and behavioral health (bullying, sadness, and stress), as well as...
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Overcoming Obstacles High School Curriculum: Confidence Building

For Teachers 9th - 12th
The second unit module in the Overcoming Obstacles High School Curriculum focuses on factors that can build self-confidence. Participants identify their strengths, values, and healthy habits to reduce stress. They also engage in...
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Overcoming Obstacles Middle School Curriculum: Confidence Building

For Teachers 6th - 8th
The six lessons in the Confidence Building Module of the Overcoming Obstacles course are designed for Middle Schoolers. Activities and games encourage participants to consider who they are and what they value. They learn to identify...