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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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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Health Smart Virginia: 7th Grade Social Emotional Health

For Teachers 7th
A 12-resource 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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Social & Emotional Learning in Middle School: Relationship Skills

For Teachers 6th - 9th 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 in the workplace is the focus of this collection of lesson and...
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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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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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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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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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Dealing with Dilemmas: Upstanders, Bystanders and Whistle-Blowers

For Teachers 3rd - 8th Standards
There are upstanders, bystanders, and whistle-blowers when it comes to dealing with dilemmas. The four lessons in this unit module ask young scholars to think about injustice and how to resolve difficult situations. Learners research...
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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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Conflict Resolution Education Curriculum

For Teachers 4th - 12th Standards
Conflicts happen, conflicts grow, and learning how to deal with conflict is what this curriculum wants learners to know. A series of short videos teach viewers how to identify the source of a conflict, identify different types of...
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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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Expressing Emotions Through Art

For Teachers Pre-K - 2nd Standards
The J. Paul Getty Museum presents a series of sequential lessons designed for primary school children that focuses on the ways artists depict or express feelings of caring and working together in works of art. To begin, young scholars...
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KidsHealth in the Classroom: Personal Health Series Grades 9-12

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
The KidsHealth in the Classroom: Personal Health Series for grades 9-12 includes 21 lessons divided into 5 topics: fitness, hygiene, puberty and growing up, and safety. Each lesson has two hands-on activities designed to engage teens and...
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Ben Across the Curriculum: Middle School

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Ben Across the Curriculum is a set of interdisciplinary lesson plans that highlight the five central themes in the international traveling exhibition Benjamin Franklin: In Search of a Better World. These themes are Character Matters, B....
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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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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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Understanding Bias

For Teachers 6th - Higher Ed Standards
The resources in the Confronting Bias: Ethics in the Classroom collection focus on understanding bias, experiencing bias and addressing bias. The 11 videos and interactives in the Understanding Bias segment are designed to help educators...
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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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This I Can Do!

For Teachers 3rd - 5th Standards
Personal interest, strengths, talents, and abilities can be used to make a difference. Young learners consider how they can share their talents with others through volunteering, what they can do to take care of the natural environment,...