Social and Emotional Learning
Find and share resources for creating a healthy school culture by helping students develop skills to manage their emotions, resolve conflicts, and make responsible decisions.
- Schools are developing rubrics to guide them in helping students develop social and emotional skills, creativity, and growth mindset.
- By giving young students the tools to self-regulate, this preschool in New Orleans boosts their readiness to learn.
- A framework called Habits of Mind can help students improve their ability to recover from frustrations and get back to learning.
- Unstructured playtime is making a comeback in schools as frustrated teachers, parents, and advocacy groups demand legislative action.
- Research shows that students who feel safe and supported by adults at school are better able to learn.
- A trauma-informed approach ensures that students feel safe, supported, and nurtured—to improve their chances of academic success.
- Trauma in students’ lives takes an emotional and physical toll on teachers as well. Experts weigh in on the best ways to cope.
- Students who need extra social and emotional support have a quick check-in with an adult at the start and end of each day.
- A veteran teacher and administrator makes the case for having a therapy dog in elementary school.
- A simple activity can help preschoolers better understand boundaries and learn to be gentle when it comes to physical contact.
- A quick, low-key way to build community in your classroom on a daily basis.
- How well do you know your students? In a Nevada school, a simple strategy pushes teachers to look beyond the lessons.
- Greeting each student at the door with a positive message brings benefits for both students and teacher.
- A quick, fun classroom activity fosters open dialogue while releasing pent-up energy.
- A middle school in Nevada uses a simple strategy to build deeper connections between teachers and students.