Social Emotional Health Resources

Overview of Social Emotional Health Resources
Recommended Social Emotional Learning (SEL) Curriculum and Activities (Available for Purchase and Free)
Self-Awareness
Social Awareness
Relationship Skills
Responsible Decision Making
Self-Regulation
Eight Classroom Practices to Support Inclusive and Safe Learning Environments

 

Overview of Social Emotional Health Resources

According to the Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning (CASEL), social-emotional learning (SEL) is the process through which children and adults acquire and effectively apply the knowledge, attitudes, and skills necessary to 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 endorses the five core competencies of self-awareness, self-management, responsible decision making, social awareness, and relationship skills as contributors to both academic and social success.  For additional information, visit the CASEL web site at https://casel.org/

Social-Emotional Learning:  What is SEL and Why it Matters

Videos to spotlight each of the five core competencies:

 

Recommended Social Emotional Learning (SEL) Curriculum and Activities Available for Purchase or Free

Social-Emotional Learning Programs Available for Purchase

Second Step SEL:  Prekindergarten-Middle School
https://www.cfchildren.org/programs/social-emotional-learning/
Second Step is a program rooted in social-emotional learning (SEL) that helps transform schools into supportive, successful learning environments uniquely equipped to encourage children to thrive. More than just a classroom curriculum, Second Step’s holistic approach helps create a more empathetic society by providing education professionals, families, and the larger community with tools to enable them to take an active role in the social-emotional growth and safety of today’s children.

Second Step Suite Includes:
            Bullying Prevention
            Child Protection Unit
            Mind Yeti for Schools

Positivity Project:  Elementary & Middle (currently piloting in high schools)
Positivity Project
Positivity Project in Action (Lincoln Elementary Video)

Conscious Discipline:  Ages 4-12
https://consciousdiscipline.com/

Social Thinking:  Ages 4-Adult
https://www.socialthinking.com/
http://www.zonesofregulation.com/products.html

Kelso’s Choice:  Prekindergarten-5th Grade
https://kelsoschoice.com/home/

Caring School Community (Center for the Collaborative Classroom):  Kindergarten-6th Grade
https://www.collaborativeclassroom.org/programs/caring-school-community/

SEL & Bullying Prevention – Too Good for Violence:  Elementary, Middle, and High Schools
https://toogoodprograms.org/collections/too-good-for-violence

Elementary School
Grades K-5, After-school Activities, Healthy Choices

Elementary students learn to differentiate feelings and actions, understand and practice respect between peers, and celebrate diversity. Students learn to manage bullying situations and choose peaceful ways to resolve conflict and manage stress and frustration.

At the elementary school level, additional skills and developmental topics build on the core SEL skill set to broaden the student’s sense of self-efficacy and confidence as well as promote social awareness and empathy skills.  Problem solving skills and sorting skills are introduced to prepare young children to resolve disagreements and to compromise and find pro-social solutions to bullying situations.  Additional concepts covered in the curriculum are tailored to the intellectual, cognitive, and social development of the student. 

These additional concepts include:

  • Being a Peacemaker - Grades K-2
  • Creating a Peaceable Environment - Grades K-2
  • Problem Solving - Grades K-5
  • Celebrating Differences – Grades 1-5
  • Anger Management – Grades 1-5
  • Respect for Self and Others - Grades 3-5
  • Conflict Resolution – Grades 3-5
  • Identifying and Managing Bullying – Grades 3-5

Middle School
Grades 6-8

Too Good for Violence - Social Perspectives develops and applies social and emotional learning skills for conflict resolution, bullying prevention, anger management, and respect for self and others. In middle school, students learn the negative consequences of aggressive behavior and practice healthy methods to manage stress and frustration.

Engaging, age-appropriate lessons use games, music, skits, and role-play to engage all students and give them multiple opportunities to practice these essential skills and apply them directly to their own lives.

Each grade level curriculum builds on the previous by continually developing skills and addressing common problems faced in middle school life teaching students how to manage situations in a positive and healthy way.  Additional concepts in the program supplement and reinforce the SEL skill concepts and are tailored to the intellectual, cognitive, and social development of the student. 

These additional concepts include:

  • Influence of Media Portrayals of Violence - Grade 6
  • Influence of Peer Violence - Grade 7
  • Teen Dating Violence - Grade 8
  • Conflict Resolution - Grades 6-8
  • Anger Management - Grades 6-8
  • Respect for Self and Others - Grades 6-8
  • Identifying and Managing Bullying Situations - Grades 6-8

High School
Grades 9-12

Too Good for Violence - Social Perspectives High School is a dynamic, experiential course designed to immerse students in the core social skill development they need to navigate the world they will enter after high school.  The experiential learning design applies interactive games and activities to let the students try on and apply the skills and strategies in peer groups.  Students learn essential SEL skills as well as additional skill lessons to ready them to face the challenges they can foresee and the obstacles they can’t as they work to reaching their goals. 

These additional concepts include:

  • Respect for Self and for Others
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Anger Management
  • Healthy Teen Dating
  • Social Media Awareness

 

Free Modules/Resources to Support SEL Competencies

Committee for Children (CFC)
https://www.cfchildren.org/resources/free-classroom-activities/

ELEMENTARY/MIDDLE

Conscious Discipline - Free resources to include books, discipline tips, webinars, podcasts, etc:  https://consciousdiscipline.com/free-resources/

5 ways to incorporate SEL in Middle School

Edutopia Article https://www.centervention.com/social-emotional-learning-activities/

https://sharemylesson.com/search?grade%5B0%5D=preschool&subject%5B0%5D=social_emotional_learning

EMOTIONAL ABCs
https://www.emotionalabcs.com/teachers/
Emotional ABCs Workshops are designed for teacher-led classroom instruction. Free single user account gives you access to all resources needed to present the workshops. Once you sign up, you will have access to the units below as well as printables and unit notes. One free year for teachers. Teaches self-awareness, social awareness, self-management, and responsible decision making.

Unit 1 Emotional Basics
Unit 2 Moody Detective Skills: Visual Clues
Unit 3 Sensations
Unit 4 Skills You’ve Learned
Unit 5 Breathing
Unit 6 Emotional ABCs Toolbar
Unit 7 Using the Emotional ABCs Toolbar
Unit 8 The Emotional ABCs Playbook
Unit 9 Moodlandia
Unit 10 What We’ve Learned

EVERFI - Elementary, Middle, and High School https://everfi.com/offerings/social-emotional-learning/

Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education - Social and Emotional Development Lesson Plans (Grades K-12)
https://dese.mo.gov/college-career-readiness/school-counseling/curriculum/social-emotional-development-lesson-plans

Social-Emotional Learning:  What is SEL and Why it Matters *Spotlighted lesson for competency

Social Emotional Learning Explained https://youtu.be/PkuOgMDrDOk

SEL and workforce readiness Excellent video about carrying SEL competencies with you into the workforce *Spotlighted lesson for competency

Penn State Epis Center Social Emotional Booklist http://www.episcenter.psu.edu/sites/default/files/ebp/Social%20Emotional%20Children%27s%20book%20list.pdf

 

Self-Awareness

Self-Awareness:  Theory and Definition Video 
https://study.com/academy/lesson/objective-self-awareness-theory-and-definition.html

Supporting Activities:

Support Tree: Who’s Safe to Ask for Help – Activity
Grades EL-3
When it comes to personal safety, children need to know who to go to for help. In this free activity teachers, parents, and guardians help students name the people in their lives who they can go to when something’s not quite right.

Where the Wild Things Are Reading Guide – Activity
Ages 3-6
This reading guide, which aligns with the Second Step curriculum, can help young children recognize and understand their own difficult feelings and how they can feel better.

Being Grateful for Big and Little Things – Activity
Grades K-5
In this free activity, you can help students understand why and how they can be thankful for big things and little things in their lives.

Hello Gratitude: Being Grateful for the Good Things in Life – Activity
Grades K-5
In this free activity – adapted from the free Mind Yeti* session “Hello Gratitude” – you can help students notice the good things in their lives.

More Self-Awareness supporting activities for students: 
https://www.developgoodhabits.com/self-awareness-activities/

http://www.actforyouth.net/youth_development/professionals/sel/self-awareness.cfm

Social-Emotional-Learning-Journal-Free-Sample

101-Free-Positive-Thinking-Affirmations

Gratitude-Workbook-Freebie

The-Power-of-YET-Posters

Growth-Mindset-Task-Cards-FREE

Free-Social-Skills-Lessons-for-Conversations lessons for teaching and practicing conversation skills

Free-Social-Skills-Lessons-for-Perspective-Taking lessons focusing on teaching how to perspective take and develop empathy

Tolerance-and-Acceptance-Pledge have students take a pledge to help them learn to accept others who are different from them
https://www.change-management-coach.com/self-awareness.html

Mindfulness: The Present Moment (Preschool - 5th)
https://www.education.com/lesson-plan/mindfulness-series-the-present-moment/
The Present Moment Worksheet

Paying Attention with Animal Breaths (Grade K-1) https://www.education.com/lesson-plan/paying-attention-animal-breaths/
Animal Breaths

Fill Your Bucket (Grade 3) https://www.education.com/lesson-plan/fill-your-bucket/

Emotion Charades (Grade 2) https://www.education.com/lesson-plan/el-support-lesson-emotion-charades/

Emotion Dice

Word Bank Emotion Charades

Self-Awareness Lesson Plans

Elementary:
Comprehensive Implementation Guide:

Lesson 1 – Defining Compassion - Compassion is when you SEE someone in need, CARE about their feelings, and DO something to show you care.*Spotlighted lesson for competency
Lesson 2 – What is Empathy?
Lesson 3 – Why Be Compassionate
Lesson 4 – Our Emotions
Lesson 5 – Our Emotions, Part 2
Lesson 6 – Self-Care
Lesson 7 – Mindfulness
Lesson 8 – Growth Mindset
Lesson 9 – We All Make Mistakes


Middle:
Survivors *Spotlighted lesson for competency
Color Your Destiny

High: 
Juggling New Opportunities*Spotlighted lesson for competency
Positive Self Talk

 

Social Awareness

Social Awareness:  Definitions, Examples and Theories

Great video describing Social Awareness *Spotlighted lesson for competency
https://study.com/academy/lesson/social-awareness-definition-example-theories.html


Supporting Activities:

Welcoming a New Neighbor—Activity
Age 3-5—In this game adapted from the Second Step: Social-Emotional Skills for Early Learning Program, you can help your child practice the skill of welcoming someone new.
Elementary Tolerance-and-Acceptance-Pledge - Have students take a pledge to help them learn to accept others who are different from them.

FREE Classroom Challenge - “Can’t Stop the Feeling” Video Treasure Hunt
In this classroom challenge, students can look up, down, and all around for their favorite Second Step characters in our 360º New Year’s video! This musical classroom challenge celebrates educators and the kids who work year-round to learn SEL skills.

Being Kind and Respectful to Help Stop Bullying
This free classroom climate activity for grades 4-5 helps to stop bullying by getting students involved and to get them thinking about how they can help stop bullying.

The Invisible Boy: Classroom Discussions—Activity
Grades 1-5—This free classroom activity includes before-, during-, and after-reading prompts and instructions to help teachers guide a discussion about how it feels to be excluded and what students can do to help.

Welcoming Words—Activity
Grades EL-3—This classroom activity is a fun way to get kids on their feet and welcoming each other at the beginning of the year. It’s from the Grade 3 Second Step Bullying Prevention Unit, but can be adapted for younger and lower grades.

Blocking Rumors to Help Stop Bullying—Activity
Grades 3-5—Spreading rumors can be hurtful. Here, upper elementary students learn to identify misleading information, check their facts, and block rumors.

Class Meeting: Empathy Helps Stop Bullying—Activity
Grades 3-5—Bullying affects more people than many realize. This activity prompts early elementary students to discuss how empathy can help them to stop bullying.

Help Stop Bullying with Kindness and Respect—Activity
Grades 3-5—Help students create a positive classroom climate! In this activity, upper elementary students will create posters showing ways they can be kind.

Bystander Skills to Prevent Bullying—Activity
Grades 3–8—Bystanders to bullying are adversely affected. These five activities for upper elementary and middle school students help develop Bystander Skills

Inclusive Communities—Activity
Grades K-5—This activity helps students learn to be inclusive during group play, what it feels like to be left out, and how to invite others to join in.

Making a Difference—Activity
Grades K-5—Positive reinforcement of good deeds is a simple but effective way to support and encourage treating others with kindness and respect.

Cross the Room--Activity
Grades K-5—This early elementary activity is from our Second Step Program and is a fun and easy way to help students get to know each other better and find out what they have in common.

Bullying or Joking?—Activity
Grades 6–8—In this activity, middle school students come up with bullying situations between friends, then come up with actions they can take to help stop bullying.

Class Meeting: Different from You—Activity
Grades 6-8—This exercise helps middle school students talk about what may be challenging about understanding other people’s differences and how to accept and celebrate them.

Social Awareness:  https://www.change-management-coach.com/social-awareness.html
ACT for Youth Social Awareness activities for adults and students:  http://www.actforyouth.net/youth_development/professionals/sel/social_awareness.cfm

Social Awareness and Recognizing Differences

Social Awareness Lesson Plans

Elementary
Comprehensive Implementation Guide:

Lesson 10 – Overcoming the Inner Critic
Lesson 11 – Compassion Every Day
Lesson 12 – Compassion in Our Class
Lesson 13 – Compassion in Our School
Lesson 14 – Compassion in Our Communities
Lesson 15 – Day of Compassion *Spotlighted lesson for competency


Middle
What is important to me?
Color Your Community *Spotlighted lesson for competency

High
Diversity Day *Spotlighted lesson for competency

A Student’s Guide to Using Social Media

 

Relationship Skills

Relationship Skills:  Definitions, Examples and Theories: 

Relationship Skills Exercise Video *Spotlighted lesson for competency

Social-Emotional Learning: Goal-Setting and Relationships Are Part of District’s Academic Core
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cq5mex-I7JY

Supporting Activities:

Support Tree: Who’s Safe to Ask for Help—Activity
Grades EL–3—When it comes to personal safety, children need to know who to go to for help. In this free activity teachers, parents, and guardians help students name the people in their lives who they can go to when something’s not quite right.

Welcoming Words—Activity
Grades EL–3—This classroom activity is a fun way to get kids on their feet and welcoming each other at the beginning of the year. It’s from the Grade 3 Second Step Bullying Prevention Unit but can be adapted for younger and lower grades. 

Welcoming a New Neighbor—Activity
Age 3-5—In this game adapted from the Second Step: Social-Emotional Skills for Early Learning Program, you can help your child practice the skill of welcoming someone new.

Welcoming Words—Activity
Grades EL–3—This classroom activity is a fun way to get kids on their feet and welcoming each other at the beginning of the year. It’s from the Grade 3 Second Step Bullying Prevention Unit, but can be adapted for younger and lower grades.

SEL Passport Challenge
This summer, help your students practice their social-emotional skills with this easy-to-make SEL passport. Parents and teachers can help students create this handy reminder of how to use kind, respectful, prosocial behavior anytime, anywhere

FREE Classroom Challenge - “Can’t Stop the Feeling” Video Treasure Hunt
In this classroom challenge, students can look up, down, and all around for their favorite Second Step characters in our 360º New Year’s video! This musical classroom challenge celebrates educators and the kids who work year-round to learn SEL skills

Support Tree: Who’s Safe to Ask for Help—Activity
Grades EL–3—When it comes to personal safety, children need to know who to go to for help. In this free activity teachers, parents, and guardians help students name the people in their lives who they can go to when something’s not quite right.

Unity Day Poster-Making—Activity
Grades K-5—In this activity, students help define what unity is, then collaborate on creating posters that can be hung throughout the school to show that uniting and working together can help stop bullying.

Friendship-Making—Activity
Grades 3–8—In this activity meant for kids from elementary through middle school, students practice what to say and how to break the ice as a way of getting to know others when beginning a new friend.

Cross the Room--Activity
Grades K-5—This early elementary activity is from our Second Step Program and is a fun and easy way to help students get to know each other better and find out what they have in common.

Class Coat of Arms—Activity
Grades K-8—This activity from the Second Step Bullying Prevention Unit is a great way to strengthen that supportive class climate, not to mention an opportunity for a history lesson in coats of arms and their meanings.

Inclusive Communities—Activity
Grades K-5—This activity helps students learn to be inclusive during group play, what it feels like to be left out, and how to invite others to join in.

Class Challenge: Make Fast Friends
Grades 6-8 This engaging activity helps middle school students establish and support friendships with classmates in a safe way, sans smartphones.

Relationships:  https://www.change-management-coach.com/relationship-management.html

Relationship skill activities for adults and students 

http://www.actforyouth.net/youth_development/professionals/sel/relationship_skills.cfm

Getting-to-Know-You-Questions - list of over 30 questions to help kids get to know each other and build positive relationships. Elementary

Free-Conversation-Starters  Over 20 printable cards to start meaningful conversations. Elementary

Working-with-Others-Freebie - Teaches students explicitly how to effectively work with others in partners or in groups. Elementary

Peer to Peer Relationships (Video)

 

Relationship Skills Lesson Plans

Elementary

Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education - Social and Emotional Development Lesson Plans

Kindergarten Lessons 1-4 Friendship is the Perfect Blendship

How Does a Friend Act? (Lesson 1)

How Do I Act Like a Friend? (Lesson 2)

How We Are Alike and Different? (Lesson 3)

Feeling Faces (Lesson 4)

Grade 1 Lessons 1-3 Elementary Interactions
Friendship Line Dancing (Lesson 1) *Spotlighted lesson for competency
Same and Different (Lesson 2)
Express Yourself! (Lesson 3)

Grade 2 Lessons 1-3 Individual and Group Differences
Acting Out Respect and Promise (Lesson 1)
Family Traditions (Lesson 2)
Be a Problem Solver (Lesson 3)

Grade 3 Lesson 1-4 Respecting Individual and Group Differences
Celebrate Your Culture (Lesson 1)
Communicate with I-Messages Part 1  (Lesson 2)
Communicate with I-Messages Part 2 (Lesson 3)
Be a Problem Solver (Lesson 4)

Grade 4 Lessons 1-6 What Does It Take to Get Along with Others?
What Does Respect Look Like in School? (Lesson 1)
What Does Respect Look Like at Home? (Lesson 2)
Respect for All Inside and Outside of School (Lesson 3)
Similar and Different (Lesson 4)
Talk It Over and Work It Out! (Lesson 5)
Tic Tac Toe, Get Off My Toes (Lesson 6)

Grade 5 Lessons 1-3 Respecting Differences in Others
Acting Out Respect (Lesson 1)
Respecting Differences (Lesson 2)
The Problem-Solving Game (Lesson 3)

Middle
Ingredients of a Relationship Recipe (6th)
Respect for Self and Others—Giving and Getting the Big R (7th)
Relationships...Quality Control (8th)
I know what you did this summer (8th)
Relationships..Going Up while Growing Up (8th) *Spotlighted lesson for competency

High
The Clique *Spotlighted lesson for competency
Managing Conflicts

 

Responsible Decision Making

*Spotlighted lesson for competency

Responsible Decision Making:  Definitions, Examples and Theories: 

Making Tough Choices with Kid President (*great video describing responsible decision making)
Innoventure Jr.:  Making Decisions (Video) https://youtu.be/QlmEfeC1DO4

Supporting Activities

Elementary
Stop and Think Activity Positive and Negative Consequences
Think Ahead - Positive and Negative Consequences
Plant Grow Love Decision Making Activities

Teaching Touching Safety Rules: Safe and Unsafe Touching—Activity
Grades K–5—Knowing what to say can be hard when teaching your kids about their personal space and how to protect themselves.

Solutions to Community Problems—Activity
Grades K-5—Working together to understand and solve problems is a skill set students will use throughout their education and take into adulthood.

Teaching If–Then Plans: Accomplishing Goals for Real
Grades 6-8 If—Then Plans are a key part of the Second Step middle school program. They’re the core goal-setting strategy and make regular appearances throughout the program whenever students are asked to plan ahead for difficult situations.

Responsible decision-making skill activities for students

Landmark Outreach Teaching Strategies for Responsible Decision Making

Free-Social-Problem-Solving-Task-Cards Task cards that highlight real social problems for kids to discuss and identify ways to solve. 

Free-Classroom-Posters Posters that remind students about integrity, kindness, and working hard. 

How Big is My Problem Task Cards Activity cards and situations that help students identify problems and challenges. 

 

Responsible Decision-Making Lesson Plans
Elementary

Kindergarten Lessons 1-2 What Are Safe and Healthy Choices? Unit Plan
What Are Safe and Healthy Choices Template
What is Comfortable and Uncomfortable Touch? (Lesson 1)
What are Safe and Unsafe Drugs/Medicines/Objects? (Lesson 2)
First Grade Lessons 1-3 Following Personal Safety Rules Unit Plan
Following Personal Safety Rules Unit Template

My Feelings (Lesson 1) - can be adapted for other elementary grades

What are Comfortable (good) and Uncomfortable (bad) Feelings and Situations? (Lesson 2) - can be adapted for other elementary grades.

Healthy Touches and Private Touches(Lesson 3)

Second Grade Lessons 1-2 What Are Safe and Healthy Choices and How Do I Keep Myself Safe? Unit Plan
What Are Safe and Healthy Choices and How Do I Keep Myself Safe Unit Template
STAR Deputies (Lesson 1)
STAR Deputies, Unit! (Lesson 2)

Third Grade Lessons 1-2 What Are Safe And Healthy Choices How Do I Keep Myself Safe? Unit Plan
What Are Safe And Healthy Choices, And How Do I Keep Myself Safe? Unit Template
 Don't Tease Me! (Lesson 1) *Spotlighted lesson for competency
Can You Erase the Damage? (Lesson 2)

Fourth Grade Lessons 1-2  Keeping Myself Safe By Making Safe and Healthy Choices Unit Plan
Keeping Myself Safe By Making Safe and Healthy Choices Unit Template
What Are Bullying And Harassment? Part 1 (Lesson 1)
What Are Bullying and Harassment? Part 2 (Lesson 2)

Fifth Grade Lesson 1-2 Keeping Myself Safe By Making Safe and Healthy Choices Unit Plan
Keeping Myself Safe by Making Safe and Healthy Choices Unit Template
Using I-Messages (Lesson 1)
Coping or Copping Out (Lesson 2)

Middle
Getting Caught in the Web Lesson 1   
So Much to Do, So little time:  How Do I tie all of the loose ends together Lesson 2 *Spotlighted lesson for competency
Responsibility Knocks, But It Costs, Too! (6th)
To Give In or Not to Give In-That is the Question! (7th)
If it’s to Be, It’s up to me (8th)

High 
Safe and Healthy Life Choices-Part 1 (9th) *Spotlighted lesson for competency
Safe and Healthy Life Choices-Part 2 (9th) *Spotlighted lesson for competency
Risk Taking Behaviors (10th)
Fatal Accident (11th)
Community Wellness Fair (12th)

 

Self-Regulation

Great video describing self-regulation https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m4UGDaCgo_s *Spotlighted lesson for competency

Video https://youtu.be/aYv1V9YUqEE  

Supporting Activities

Mindfulness Activity—Gift of You

(Elementary) Try this mindfulness audio session that helps kids slow down and see how something as simple as their presence can be a true gift to their friends and families.

Classroom Challenge: Reinforcing SEL Lessons with Haiku
Encourage your students to get creative and explore the rhythm of writing haiku! Check out this way to reinforce SEL lessons and skills, challenge students’ creativity, and support their comprehension and internalization of what they’re learning.

Self-Regulation  https://www.change-management-coach.com/self-regulation.html

Self-Management activities for adults and students

Self-Management Exercise

Free-Coping-Strategies-Challenge Have students learn 30 coping strategies in 30 days to teach about managing emotions. Elementary, Middle

Free-Coping-Strategies-Notebook A tool that helps kids to practice and use their coping strategies when they need them. Elementary, Middle

Free-Anger-Worksheets An anger log to help kids track their triggers for anger. Elementary, Middle

Free-Calming-Poster Simple calming posters for a calm down area that remind kids to relax and breathe. Elementary, Middle

Motivation-Workbook Workbook to help students learn strategies for motivation and completing tasks. Elementary, Middle

Free-Homework-Binder Resources that help students organize their binders. Elementary, Middle

100-Free-Coping-Strategies List of 100 different coping strategies kids can use to manage emotions. Elementary, Middle

Executive-Functioning-Free-Workbook Set of workbook pages that target skills like time management and organization. Elementary, Middle

Mindfulness-Coloring-Freebie Elementary, Middle

Free-Executive-Functioning-Poster Visual reference to help kids and young adults remember critical executive functioning skills, including organization and planning. Elementary, Middle


Self-Regulation Lesson Plans

Teaching Self-Regulation through Modeling - Edutopia – VIDEO *Spotlighted lesson for competency

Demonstrating Self-Regulation through Tone - Edutopia – VIDEO *Spotlighted lesson for competency

 

Elementary

Third Grade Lessons 1-2
How Does One Cope With Life Changing Events? Unit Plan
How Does One Cope with Life Changing Events? Unit Template
What to Do? What to Do? Part 1(Lesson 1) *Spotlighted lesson for competency
What to Do? What to Do? Part 2(Lesson 2) *Spotlighted lesson for competency

Fourth Grade Lessons 1-2
How Does A Person Cope With Life Changing Events? Unit Plan
How Does One Cope with Life Changing Events? Unit Template
Conflict Mediation – Part 1: Getting ready (Lesson 1)
Conflict Mediation: Practice (Lesson 2)

Paying Attention with Animal Breaths (Gr K-1)
https://www.education.com/lesson-plan/paying-attention-animal-breaths/
Animal Breaths

Middle
Caution: Thin Ice! (6th)
Putting on Armor (7th)
Ready to Remain Safe (8th) *Spotlighted lesson for competency

Middle/High
College and Career Readiness Framework Self-Regulation 9 Lessons
This set of lessons, ranging from 20-40 minutes, was developed to support the teaching of self-regulation in middle and high schools. The nine lessons are designed to be modified by teachers to be relevant and appropriate to school context and student needs.

High 
Reframing feelings before acting on them: “Slow down and look around you” *Spotlighted lesson for competency
            Student Activity 1
            Student Activity 2
            Student Reading

Conflict Resolution:  Find the Best Route to your Destination
            Student Activity 1
            Student Activity 2
            Student Reading

Emotional regulation: “How hot or cold does your emotional ‘engine’ run?”
            Student Activity
            Student Reading

Self-calming methods: “Downshift to a lower gear, with help from your body”
            Student Activity
            Student Reading         

 

 

Eight Classroom Practices to Support Inclusive and Safe Learning Environments

1.  Arrange Orderly Physical Environment
2.  Define, Teach, and Acknowledge Rules and Expectations
3.  Define, Teach Classroom Routines
4.  Employ Active Supervision
5.  Provide Contingent Praise for Appropriate Behavior
6.  Continuum of Response Strategies for Inappropriate Behaviors
7.  Classwide Group Contingencies
8.  Multiple Opportunities to Respond
     http://www.midwestpbis.org/materials/classroom-practices
     Trauma Informed Classroom Practices Crosswalk