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
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.
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.
Classroom Activity
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.
Classroom Activity
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
Classroom Activity
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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“Students don’t have to be, or do anything, except who they are, for me to value them.”
NANCY JO LAMBERT
High School Educator