WHAT’S THE CONTENT?
- 30 lesson plans with short videos containing a relatable story and evidence-based content.
- Open-ended reflection questions.
- Structured conversations between peers and adults.
(DERIVED FROM THE FRAMEWORK OF CASEL.ORG)
“Social and emotional learning (SEL) enhances students’ capacity to integrate skills, attitudes, and behaviors to deal effectively and ethically with daily tasks and challenges. Like many similar frameworks, CASEL’s integrated framework promotes intrapersonal, interpersonal, and cognitive competence.”
There are five core competencies to SEL, and we’ve created six lesson plans for each competency:
Self-Awareness: The ability to accurately recognize one’s own emotions, thoughts, and values and how they influence behavior. The ability to accurately assess one’s strengths and limitations, with a well-grounded sense of confidence, optimism, and a “growth mindset.”
- How do you come across to others?
- What are you feeling?
- How do you match the inside with the outside?
- How do you grow to become more self-aware?
- Why do you do what you do?
- How do you figure out what to do with your life?
Self-Management: The ability to successfully regulate one’s emotions, thoughts, and behaviors in different situations — effectively managing stress, controlling impulses, and motivating oneself. The ability to set and work toward personal and academic goals.
- How do I best manage my life?
- How do I align my life to my values?
- What can practicing gratitude do for your life?
- How can technology best work for you?
- What’s the best way to manage stress?
- What does it mean to live bravely?
Social Awareness: The ability to take the perspective of and empathize with others, including those from diverse backgrounds and cultures. The ability to understand social and ethical norms for behavior and to recognize family, school, and community resources and supports.
- What’s the best way to be around others?
- How do I get to know what others are going through?
- What’s the best way to listen to others?
- How do you impact the people around you?
- How can we help others feel valued?
- How does kindness affect others?
Relationships: The ability to establish and maintain healthy and rewarding relationships with diverse individuals and groups. The ability to communicate clearly, listen well, cooperate with others, resist inappropriate social pressure, negotiate conflict constructively, and seek and offer help when needed.
- How do you create a great friendship?
- What does inconsistency do to friendships?
- What does passive aggression do to friendships?
- What does an apology do for a friendship?
- How can conflict strengthen friendships?
- How does taking ownership strengthen friendships?
Responsible Decision Making: The ability to make constructive choices about personal behavior and social interactions based on ethical standards, safety concerns, and social norms. The realistic evaluation of consequences of various actions, and a consideration of the well-being of oneself and others.
- How do I follow through on my responsibilities?
- How does anxiety influence decision making?
- How do you organize your life to your priorities?
- How does social media influence your life?
- How do you make decisions that others won’t support?
- How do you make wise choices for your life?
* THIS CURRICULUM IS DESIGNED FOR 6TH-12TH GRADE