SEL in the Classroom

These resources build teacher capacity around empowering everyday social-emotional practices and skills, while prioritizing student inquiry, collaboration, and engagement in critical consciousness.

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Classroom Activity
Critical Consciousness

Curiosity and Your World

K–12 Classrooms
Flexible Time | 1 class session
Show students how to harness their natural curiosity to unlock understanding and create meaningful change. Students will use a simple SEL framework to look more closely at their own lives and discover what fascinates them most in the world around them — and why.
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Self Awareness,
Social Awareness

Perspective Taking

K–12 Classrooms
Flexible Time | 1 class session
Equip students with the ability to pause and evaluate perspective as an effective tool for navigating social situations and understanding their own internal state. A short video exploration gives students fresh perspective on how to live every day with empathy.
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Self-Empowerment

Setting Goals

K–12 Classrooms
Flexible Time | 1 class session
Anchor students’ everyday decisions in meaningful goals that reflect their unique worldview and passions. Get students into the practice of SMART goal setting with a short activity, and watch a video to explore the importance of living with purpose.
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Personal Growth

The Power of Reflection

K–12 Classrooms
Flexible Time | 1 class session
Keep the big picture in focus as students navigate the ups and downs of life using the power of reflective practices. A series of thought starters and practical tips remind students to embrace both failure and success as tools for course-correcting their lives.
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Self-Exploration,
Identity

Who Am I?

K–12 Classrooms
Flexible Time | 1 class session
Empower students to lead with identity and find ways to celebrate what makes them unique. Students will investigate real-world examples of identity in action and experiment with creative ways to discover more about the people in their lives.
CLASSROOM ACTIVITY
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Responsible Decision-Making

Community Responsibility

K–12 Classrooms
Flexible Time | 1 class session
Apply empathy on a broader scale as students consider the concept of community responsibility. Students will participate in a role-playing activity and reflect on the ways that their individual decisions impact others.
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Responsible Decision-Making

Personal Responsibility

K–12 Classrooms
Flexible Time | 1 class session
Examine everyday responsibilities and empower students to take responsibility for their actions. After sharing ideas in a group activity, students will select a personal responsibility mantra to motivate more responsible decision-making.
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Navigating Peer Relationships

Peer Responsibility

K–12 Classrooms
Flexible Time | 1 class session
Use the brain science behind adolescent decision-making to take a closer look at the effects of peer pressure. Students will use a “decision tree” to consider the cascading effects that their decisions have on others.

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