Social and Emotional Learning Teacher Resources

Learning to manage emotions, establish and keep healthy relationships, make decisions responsibly, and set goals are built into many classrooms already. However, teaching them intentionally- whether through another subject or directly- is where social and emotional learning (SEL) can transform a student's learning experience.

Whether you are new to SEL strategies in your classroom, or simply trying to bolster current practices, we've got you covered! 

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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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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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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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Social & Emotional Learning in High School: Responsible Decision-Making

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
The five Social-Emotional Learning competencies target skills, behaviors, and attitudes that 21st-century learners need to face daily and future challenges. High schoolers need to be able to identify problems, analyze situations, solve...
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SEL Lesson Reflections

For Students 3rd - 12th
Lesson Reflections for SEL
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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: 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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Health Smart Virginia: 6th Grade Social Emotional Health

For Teachers 6th
The five resources in the Health Smart Grade 6 Social-Emotional Health series are designed to support teen’s social and emotional development. An overview provides instructors with the rationale and goals of the unit. Packed with...
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Lions Quest SEL Mindfulness Resources: Grades 3-5

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
A collection of eight resources boost social-emotional learning competencies; mindfulness, self-awareness, and self-management. Each lesson begins with a breathing exercise, goes into its activity, then ends with a reflection. Scholars...
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Social & Emotional Learning in High School: Relationship Skills

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Building strong relationship skills is a critical part of Social and Emotional Learning. Working in book circles as lab partners, research teams, and project-based learning groups requires a specific set of relationship skills. The...
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Social & Emotional Learning in Middle School: Relationship Skills

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
The 21st century has brought many changes. Helping middle schoolers develop the relationship skills they need to be successful at home, in school, in their communities, and the workplace is the focus of this collection of lesson and unit...
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Tools for Supporting Emotional Well-Being: Younger Children and Their Parents

For Teachers Pre-K - 2nd
A six-video series explores coping skills designed to boost social-emotional development in self-awareness, self-management, and mindfulness. Young scholars view informative videos that detail belly breathing, how to calm their minds,...
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Overcoming Obstacles High School Curriculum: Getting Started

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Social-emotion learning has become even more critical in post-COVID classrooms as learners readjust to in-person instruction. A course in Overcoming Obstacles begins with an overview of the skills participants will learn in the course....
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Matilda Lesson Plans

For Teachers 3rd - 7th Standards
A collection all about Roald Dahl's novel, Matilda, contains eleven lessons. Each lesson contains a theme and covers a different subject: literacy, social-emotional learning, science, and geography. Scholars work collaboratively and...
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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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Social & Emotional Learning in Middle School: Self-Management

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Self-management requires impulse control, stress management, self-disciple, motivation, and the ability to set goals and organize. Browse this collection to boost these skills among sixth through eighth-graders. Included are a variety of...
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SEL Background Music Playlist

For Students K - 12th
Background Music for your Classroom
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Social & Emotional Learning in Elementary School: Self-Management

For Teachers K - 5th Standards
Instill the importance of self-motivation with a collection of curated units, lesson plans, graphic organizers, handouts, printables, and activities that encourage kindergarteners through fifth graders to be their best selves. Resource...
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SEL Mood Meters

For Students K - 12th
Check in on how your students are feeling today with this mood meters collection.
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Using Photographs to Teach Social Justice

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Social justice is the theme of a 12-lesson unit that uses photographs to focus students' attention on and expand their understanding of current social issues facing society. Class members learn how to closely examine an image, and to...
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Overcoming Teacher Compassion Fatigue

For Teachers Pre-K - Higher Ed
Learn more about self-care strategies and overcoming compassion fatigue so you can take care of your students and loved ones!
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Civics Curriculum Guide

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
The 10 lessons in the Civics Curriculum Guide series, designed for high schoolers, contain 28 activities focused on important civic topics. Young scholars consider what it means to be an American and a good citizen, examine the Four...
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KidsHealth in the Classroom: Personal Health Grades K-2

For Teachers K - 2nd
21 lessons make up a personal health series for kindergarten through second-grade learners. Topics covered include fitness and fun (e.g. fitness, safe and healthy summer, screen time, and sportsmanship), hygiene (e.g. germs and head...
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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...