March 23, 2021
Social-Emotional Learning Resources for a Healthier, Happier School Community
Prioritizing social-emotional learning is key to building a joyful, resilient school environment.
That’s because social-emotional skills help us identify and manage our emotions, express empathy, form meaningful relationships, and cope with stress. When we prioritize social-emotional well-being for both educators and students, we can foster a culture in which everyone is better equipped to reach their full potential.
Try these resources from Healthier Generation and Harmony SEL to get started:
Resources to Support Educator Well-Being
- 5-Week Guides for Creating a Caring School Community: Success at every level in the school environment is built on positive relationships. Whether your school is operating in-person or virtually, you can foster a caring, supportive community with the help of these ‘grab-and-go' guides.
- Teacher Self-Care: Learn tips for stress management, being mindful, and filling your self-care cup from the experts.
- Coping with Teacher Stress: Maybe you’ve tried relaxation, exercise, and nutrition, but have you ever engaged in positive self-talk? This is not your average graphic organizer, it’s your action plan to self-care.
Resources to Support Student Well-Being
- Meet Up: This take on ‘circle time’ helps students take ownership of problem-solving when conflicts occur to find common ground with their peers.
- Buddy Up: This buddy system is designed for students to really get to know their classmates, thereby promoting diversity and leading to positive peer relationships and overall school success.
- Stop, Think and Cool Off Activity: In a conflict, we can often react with our bodies before stopping to think with our minds about how we’re feeling. Try this conflict resolution exercise with your students to practice emotional regulation.