I’ve become a huge fan of implementing social-emotional learning (SEL) practices into the classroom over the last few years. Personally, I felt like I had already implemented many SEL practices into my classroom (just naturally) but I became more intentional about it over the last couple of years. I’ve seen it have a profound and positive impact on students, whether in my position as a teacher or in my newer position as an administrator.
Social-emotional learning is “the process through which children and adults understand and manage emotions, set and achieve positive goals, feel and show empathy for others, establish and maintain positive relationships, and make responsible decisions.” (CASEL) Many of our students do not know how to manage their emotions or appropriately respond to situations. SEL practices can be a powerful learning experience to help students grow – but it can only be effective when taken as a schoolwide approach. Therefore, I recently created a presentation to give our staff some quick and simple ways to start implementing SEL in their classrooms.
In this presentation, you will find the following:
- A brief overview and video on introducing SEL.
- Four (4) quick SEL activities to use in your classroom.
- Two (2) digital resources for SEL activities.
- A restorative practices activity.
Below you will find the presentation, as well as a copy version of it if you would like to make it your own:
How have you and/or your coworkers been implementing SEL practices into the classroom and/or school? Share in the comments below!