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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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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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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Lions Quest SEL Mindfulness Resources: Grades Pre-K-2

For Teachers Pre-K - 2nd
Mindfulness, self-awareness, and self-management are the focus of a 10-activity collection for social-emotional learning. Young scholars practice breathing techniques to stay calm, identify their feelings, control impulses, build...
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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: 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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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 specific relationship skills. The units, lesson...
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Social & Emotional Learning in Elementary School: Relationship Skills

For Teachers K - 5th Standards
A collection emphasizes the importance of relationship skills including communication, social engagement, relationship-building, and teamwork. Sixteen resources are geared towards scholars in kindergarten through fifth grade. Resource...
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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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Social & Emotional Learning in Middle School: Self-Awareness

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
A variety of 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-Management

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Self-management is a key aspect of social and emotional learning. Impulse control, stress management, self-discipline, self-motivation, goal setting, and organizational skills can be learned and the resources in this collection are...
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Social & Emotional Learning in Elementary School: Self-Awareness

For Teachers K - 5th Standards
Instill the importance of self-awareness with a collection designed to meet the needs of scholars in kindergarten through fifth grade. Resources include activities, lesson plans, units, worksheets, printables, and graphic...
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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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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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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 various...
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Social & Emotional Learning in Elementary School: Responsible Decision-Making

For Teachers K - 5th
Use these lessons and activities in your elementary classroom to help students practice the art of decision-making. What is safe? What is ethical? What is constructive? Learners explore the decision-making process and acquire the tools...
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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 Background Music Playlist

For Students K - 12th
Background Music for your Classroom
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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 Obstacles: Service Learning Handbook

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Being asked to design and perform a service learning project may seem overwhelming to middle and high school students. The nine lessons in the Service Learning Handbook Module break the process into manageable steps and ask participants...