What is SEL?
Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) 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.
At Kernersville Elementary School we embrace the SEL model because we know that a
socially and emotionally balanced student goes hand in hand with an academically successful student.
Here are links to resources that our SEL Teacher, Jenna Turner, has shared with our teachers and staff:
Class Meeting Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iMctALPpLF4
5 Minute SEL Activities: https://www.edutopia.org/article/13-powerful-sel-activities-emelina-minero
Inspired Activities Grouped By Specific Needs: https://inspired.fb.com/activities/
How To Greet Someone At School, A Social Story: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0gGma_FZRxc
Get To Know You Activities: https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Getting-to-Know-You-Questions-3232196
Communication Games: https://www.userlike.com/en/blog/communication-games
Celebrating Differences With The Foolish Tortoise: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=upQczzmrIsM
Active Listening Games: https://study.com/academy/lesson/active-listening-games-exercises-for-elementary-students.html
SEL Styled Questions To Use When Teaching Reading: https://k12.thoughtfullearning.com/blogpost/developing-social-emotional-skills-through-literature
Pre-Empathy Development Game For Younger Grades: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oVHZJEkuy1Y
Basic “Growth Mindset Language”:
Conflict Resolution Game for Upper Grades:
Interview on How To Teach Social Skills via Math:
Science Vocabulary Based SEL Activity:
Deeper dive into the CORE Competencies of SEL. Included are some good sample teaching activities that go along with these standards.
A great article that takes a deeper dive into developing SEL Skills via role play activities.
Check out this fun link on the power of role playing to develop SEL Skills. Possibly a useful resource on those "Indoor Recess" Days!
Check out this article addressing SEL Issues during the Holiday Season.
Does this SEL Stuff really matter? A student’s perspective.
Roses and Thorns Easy Classroom Opener:
Quick, No Fuss SEL Activities by Social Skill
A quick read on Goal Setting and The SMART Method:
Making Mistakes Quick Activity:
Self Efficacy Activities:
Great "Grit" Blog from Edutopia...full of resources:
No really an "ONLY SEL" Resource, but I stumbled upon this website for teachers and love it...found good stuff to use in my Classes/GPS Group.
Packed Full of 21 ideas to integrate SEL into Classrooms:
Larry Ferlazzo’s Website: Running List of Best SEL:
Activities that aid in exploring and describing emotions:
Bucket Filler Lesson...easy and great!
Task Card Activity: Friendship Situations..FREE on Teachers Pay Teachers
Self Care For Teachers:
Happy Teachers Practice Self-Care- A great quick and encouraging read!Coping With Test Anxiety:Free Quick Online Course/Free SEL Resources:Just a good read regarding mental health and student behavior:FREE Teachers Pay Teachers Conversation Starter Cards:FREE Teachers Pay Teachers Emotions BINGO:FREE Teachers Pay Teachers End of the Year Class Compliments PacketFREE Stress Relief Coloring Sheets!12 Ways Teacher's Can Build Their Own Resilience..this one spoke to me!
Here are links to our monthly SEL Newsletter, which are also posted on PeachJar each month:
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