• Join us each month for a new theme and activities to work with your students! This month's theme is #ActiveApril

    #SEL Day 2024: https://selday.org/

    #ActiveApril Quote of the Month:

    "Do something today that your future self will thank you for."

     

    Sean Patrick Flanery  

  • SEL can help youth build awareness for how #physical health impacts us, learning how to navigate #failures and #successes, work on a team with peers, and learning how to recognize emotions in our bodies. #ActiveApril #GetMoving  

    #SELday 2024: https://selday.org/

    Week 1: Action for Happiness Calendar #ActiveApril

    Apr 2024.jpg (3508×2480) (actionforhappiness.org)

    Week 2: Namaste 

    Yoga is an ancient practice from India, dating back more than 3,000 years. For young children, yoga is more than just a physical activity. A regular yoga practice can help children develop skills that will help them through adolescence and later in life. As children get older, their emotional and physical abilities and needs change. Yoga can be beneficial for teenagers in a variety of ways to help them mentally, emotionally, and physically. #ActiveApril #Namaste 

    Kids Yoga Poses | Yoga Poses for Children | Namaste Kid 

    Week 3: You Are What You Eat! QR Stations Digital Activity

    Learn more about MyPlate and why it is a useful guideline for nutrition with these class activities. This activity includes QR stations (students love using their phones!), activity sheets, notes activity, video, information sheets, and more! #ActiveApril #HealthyHabits 

    https://www.familyconsumersciences.com/2019/01/myplate-stations-activities/

    Week 4: Get Up! Get Out! Get Fit! Fitness Games for Kids 

    Getting youth engaged in physical activity is essential for a healthier future. Exercise improves school performance and makes kids less likely to develop depression. Kids who exercise regularly are also better able to handle physical and emotional challenges — from running to catching a bus to studying for a test. #ActiveApril #GetMoving 

    https://www.acefitness.org/resources/pros/expert-articles/5648/fitness-games-for-kids/ 

     

    All Things Earth Day! Invest in Our Planet 

    Every year on April 22nd, Earth Day brings the world together to celebrate, and it’s the perfect time to educate kids about climate change and how they can work to protect our home with Earth Day activities for kids. #EarthDay #SavethePlanet 

    https://www.teachingexpertise.com/classroom-ideas/earth-day-activities/ https://www.earthday.org/earth-day-2024/

SEL Video of the Month


  • What is Social Emotional Learning (SEL) and how can I be part of this?

Social and Emotional Learning (SEL)

  • What is Social-Emotional Learning and why does it matter?

    Per CASEL, Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) reflects the critical role of positive relationships and emotional connections in the learning process and helps students develop a range of skills they need for school and life.SEL Framework by CASEL

SEL Resources

  • I Am Poem Template

  • As the pandemic continues, kids are turning to meditation to manage anxiety

  • SEL skills include the ability to:

    •  set and achieve positive goals
    •  feel and show empathy for others
    •  establish and maintain positive relationships
    •  make responsible decisions
    •  understand and manage emotions

     

    All of these skills are necessary—both for educators and students—to function well in the classroom, in the community, and in college and careers.

    Visit the CASEL Interactive SEL Framework to learn more about the CASEL Wheel  (above)

Previous Monthly Themes

  • March 2024 - #MindfulMarch

  • January 2024 - #HappierJanuary

  • December 2023 - #DoGoodDecember

  • November 2023 - #NewWaysNovember

  • October 2023 - #OptimisticOctober

  • September 2023 - #Self-CareSeptember

  • May 2023 - #MeaningfulMay

  • April 2023 - #ActiveApril

  • March 2023 - #MindfulMarch

  • February 2023 - #FriendlyFebruary

  • January 2023 — #HappierJanuary

  • December 2022 – #DoGoodDecember

  • November 2022 - #NewWaysNovember

  • October 2022 - #OptimisticOctober

  • September 2022 - #Self-CareSeptember