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.

  • Curriculum Planning

    Scaffolding Social Action for Your Students

    A framework for guiding middle schoolers to plan and engage in social action that’s relevant in their coursework and their lives.
  • Social and Emotional Learning

    Integrating SEL in the Classroom

    An approach to formative assessment incorporates discussion of social and emotional learning competencies.
  • Classroom Management

    The Work of Welcoming

    Simple strategies to build community and make students feel welcome and safe in the classroom.
  • Mental Health

    60-Second Strategy: Snowball Toss

    A quick, fun classroom activity fosters open dialogue while releasing pent-up energy.
  • Student Wellness

    Peer Support for Struggling Students

    A school elective supports students who are on the autism spectrum or have a learning disability by pairing them with peer mentors.
  • Character Education

    The Value of Compassion in Teaching

    Four simple ways to model and promote compassion, which is especially important for students with adverse childhood experiences.
  • Game-Based Learning

    Teaching Empathy With Video Games

    Some video games can be used in the classroom to help children develop an awareness of both their own and their peers’ emotions.
  • Social and Emotional Learning

    A Student’s Perspective on SEL

    An eighth grader shares what she has gained from a long-term social and emotional learning program.
  • Character Education

    Exploring the Benefit Mindset

    Helping students see how they can have a positive influence on their community and the world goes beyond teaching and modeling empathy.
  • Social and Emotional Learning

    How a District Integrates SEL With Academics

    A look at how Nashville implements social, emotional, and academic development across every grade level.